In the early days of fire service gas detection technology, the reasoning at fire scenes often went something like this: it must be safe to overhaul if the detector shows plenty of oxygen and no carbon monoxide.
Five Star Fire is now the authorized Amkus distributor for sales and service in the state of Connecticut.
The use of an after-market coupler and human error were blamed for the rupture of a spreader that blasted hydraulic fluid into a firefighter's face during routine training last year.
The war has been going on for years. On one side are the automakers, who want to build the safest, strongest vehicles they can, and on the other are fire and rescue personnel, who sometimes have to cut and pry those cars open in a hurry.
How many of you use some form of step chock or step cribbing? Where were these first seen?
It was one of those horrible accident scenes where everyone knew the outcome wasn't going to be good no matter how careful the rescuers were.
The Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security has taken delivery on eight Foster ARU-320T technical rescue trailers for disaster management.
When it comes to hydraulic extrication tools, there's no argument that Hurst has a lock on the most recognizable trade name in the industry - the Jaws of Life.
Hurst Jaws of Life has introduced a new cutter, the MOC Ultra, one of the most powerful cutting tools in the world, according to the maker.
TNT Rescue Systems has developed a new cutter with over 118,000 pounds of useable cutting force. TNT announces its new line of auto extrication cutters, the SLC-24 and the SLC-27. The new cutters are designed specifically with the new car materials and designs in mind, according to the maker. Useable cut forces have been increased...