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RollTek Protection Now Available on Sutphen Apparatus

Issue 8 and Volume 14.

LifeGuard Technologies announced RollTek side roll protection is now available on Sutphen fire apparatus.

RollTek combines side airbag protection with advanced seat belt technology to reduce the potential for serious injuries or fatalities in a rollover. It deploys within a quarter of a second to position occupants securely in their seats, increase survivable space in the cab and cushion the head and neck.

“We’re excited to make this addition to our fire apparatus,” said Sutphen President Drew Sutphen. “We know this adds another level of safety that will help keep firefighters safe on the job.”

RollTek has been proven to protect firefighters in rollover accidents. In an East Coast rollover in December 2008, LifeGuard said the system protected four firefighters when their fire engine crashed and overturned. Officials said the deployment of RollTek made a significant difference in the outcome of the accident, allowing the firefighters to walk away from an otherwise life-threatening situation.

LifeGuard said RollTek is available on eight out of nine custom fire apparatus. 

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