Channellock Introduces New Rescue Tool

Channellock's rescue tool combines six tools in one
Channellock’s rescue tool combines six tools in one and is made for first responders.

Channellock has introduced a new multi-use tool designed for firefighters, EMTs and police officers.

The Rescue Tool combines six essential needs into one tool and can be used to break safety glass and windows, pry open doors, aid in the installation and removal of hose and hydrant couplings and shut off gas. It also has cutting blades and a pliers function. It’s designed to eliminate the weight and bulk of carrying multiple devices.

“When arriving on the scene of an accident or a fire, every second is critical,” said Scott Jonap, vice president of sales and marketing for Channellock. “There’s no time to fumble around trying to find the right tool. With the Rescue Tool, we’ve packed several critical uses into one compact tool that weighs just over one pound. It’s lightweight, portable, durable and will save precious time, lives and property.”

With features that continue to set Channellock apart from the competition, the company said the Rescue Tool, which is manufactured in Meadville, Pa., is packed with functionality and is manufactured to superior standards. Compact, lightweight and able to withstand the demands of those who use it, the Rescue Tool is described as a must-have for any first responder.

Specific features include: a beveled pliers head with aggressive cross-hatched teeth that twist and pull; laser heat-treated cutting edges that easily cut anything from electrical wires to battery cables; a tapered pry wedge to open doors and windows; a gas shut-off valve slot; a hardened tool-steel punch that easily shatters safety glass; drop-forged 1080 high carbon steel composition.

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