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Deputies have chainsaws for emergencies

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Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson presents Levy County Sheriff McCallum with four battery-operated chain saws to outfit deputies for storm situations. This new purchase resulted from a suggestion from Deputy Jeremy Dean.

   Concerned with maintaining gas operated saws and the fumes associated with transporting mixed gasoline, Dean researched and located the battery powered alternative.

The new chain saws can be more safely transported and stored in deputies' vehicles.     This allows faster utilization to assist the Road Department in rapidly clearing blocked roads during storm events.