(CROSWELL) -- The Croswell Fire Department is seeking donations from community members, businesses, and local organizations for the purchase of a new Jaws of Life. The department's current set of jaws was purchased in 1987 and is wearing out after 25-years of use. A major concern is that alloy metals that come with improvements and safety features in newer vehicles can't be cut with the old equipment. With the advancements in technology, the new Jaws of Life are more powerful, faster, light weight and more portable, allowing firemen to extract victims from vehicles or farm equipment more efficiently. A new jaws would not only be an asset to the Croswell Fire District, but surrounding areas in the mutual aid agreement. A new Jaws of Life will cost the department $35,000. Donations for the life-saving equipment are greatly appreciated. Checks may be made payable to the City of Croswell with a note of "For Jaws of Life" in the memo line and dropped off or mailed to City Hall at 100 N. Howard Street. For more information on the equipment or how you can help, contact Croswell Fire Lieutenant Mike Bales at 810-679-4020.