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    Default NON Hydraulic rescue tools

    What tools do you use for rescue and why, if you do not have hydraulics.

    We do not have funds for "JAWS" but would like to setup an "at least we can do that" set of tools.

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    There are allot of non-hydraulic tools that you can use for auto extrication.

    The one of the best non-hydraulic tools is the sawzall, even with a full set of hydraulic tools these always come off the rescue. Used for removing roofs, making stress cuts, cutting hinges, etc. A good sawzall is hard to beat, I still prefer the electric models over the cordless ones, have use both but thats just my opinon.

    Air Chisel, another great tool, it can be run off a SCBA cylinder if you don't have on-baord air. Used to cut posts, remove sheet metal and other tasks. For example cut the sheet metal on the door to expose the nader bolt and then cut the nader with a sawzall to open the door.

    Porta-Power, Here is your manual hydraulic system, can be used to pop doors, raming duties, etc. One word of caution, you'll see them at import tool sales, don't buy one its apt to break the first time you use it and you won't be able to buy replacement parts. Send the extra and buy a good set like a Blackhawk it will be worth the extra coin in the long run.

    Hi-lift Jacks, great for stabilization, but with a Jack-Mate can be used for pulling and pusing duties too. Again don't buy the cheap imported ones.

    Some tools you already have, a haligan bar for making purchase points, prying dutyies. Flat head axe, striking the haligan, chopping out a winshield.

    Oher tools of use can be hacksaws, come-a-longs, a taped up mower blade and a small drilling hammer. A set of sockets, wreches and screw drivers. Airbags for lifting, pulling steering wheels, etc. Can openers, glass cutters and the list goes on and on.

    Don't forget a good supply of cribbing in various sizes,at a minimum carry enough for two crib two vehicles (passanger types)

    And finally, training, training, training! A good extrication class should start with hand tools and only go into hydraulic tools at its end. Hand tools are where we started and should be the foundation to any extrication program.

    Hope this helps.

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    There are few things in this world I cannot disassemble or demolish with a air hammer & a reciprocating saw.

    The recip saw is str8 forward. You need at least two high quality saws, a boat load of quality blades, a moderate generator, and some extension cord no smaller than 12/3. Some soapy water (or other non-flammable liquid) serve as a blade lube.

    Most Fire Engines have at least two separate sources of compressed air.
    1. SCBA cylinders
    2. Air brake systems

    Using a low cost regulator, you can use a SCBA cylinder to run an air hammer for a few minutes. You may even be able to use the buddy-breathing connection on a SCBA to provide air in the 100 psi range. This works great for most air hammer, but true RESCUE air hammers generally handle higher pressures.

    Just make sure you use plenty of air tool oil as the rapid pressure change of the air causes ice to form quickly. In the summer in NC humidity is high. This causes quick ice accumulation, but nothing that can't be handled if you expect and prepare for it.

    About the air brakes, since 2003, the NFPA has disallowed the use of air brake systems for emergency use, but explicitly allowed it for utility use. Nothing in that document prohibits you from tapping into the system on a pre-2003 truck though. Heck, it's parked. What else are you going to do with that air? Most vehicle air compressors are pressure lubricated with engine oil, incorporate a heated moisture ejector, and have a 100% duty cycle. The compressor will not likely keep up with your tool for continuous use, but it will allow intermittent use.
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    There are many good lower cost tools available for various purposes. Explore them all.

    Simply a suggestion...take a look at the BOSS Tool. An American made tool that performs a lot of work relatively inexpensively.
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    from vavrs.com


    three choices.......light, medium, and heavy duty rescues. This is suggested equip for the entire truck.

    LIGHT DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST
    MINIMUM REQUIRED EQUIPMENT


    DATE: __________ TOTAL POINTS THIS SECTION: __________
    TIME: __________
    SQUAD NAME: __________________________________________________ ___________

    VEHICLE WEIGHT: __________ POUNDS (14,500 POUNDS MAXIMUM)

    CURRENT WEIGHT CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

    INSPECTION

    ______ CURRENT STATE INSPECTION STICKER
    ______ CURRENT EMT CARD (EACH PERSON, EXCEPT DRIVER)
    ______ CURRENT VIRGINIA DRIVER’S LICENSE (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ EVOC OR DEFENSIVE DRIVER CERTIFICATION (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ CURRENT LICENSE PLATES OR PERMIT (AT LEAST POSTED ON REAR)

    ______ ENGINE OIL LEVEL
    ______ RADIATOR LEVEL (WITHIN 1” OF TOP) OR CORRECT LEVEL IN RESERVOIR TANK

    ______ TIRE CONDITION – GOOD

    ______ BATTERY LEVEL
    ______ BATTERY POSTS – CLEAN
    ______ FAN BELTS – CONDITION – GOOD
    ______ WIRING HARNESS – CONDITION – GOOD – SECURE

    ______ OVERALL CONDITION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT – CLEAN – GOOD

    ______ HEAD LIGHTS HIGH AND LOW BEAM
    ______ CLEARANCE LIGHTS (EXTERIOR) (IF REQUIRED)
    ______ TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS FRONT AND REAR
    ______ 4 WAY FLASHER
    ______ BACK UP WARNING SIGNAL

    ______ WARNING LIGHTS (EMERGENCY)

    ______ CAB LIGHT (INTERIOR DOME)
    ______ MAP LIGHT (IN ADDITION TO DOME)
    ______ FLOOD LIGHTS 110 VOLT FRONT, SIDE, REAR (FIXED) (AT LEAST 4 MOUNTED LIGHTS)
    ______ INTERIOR BODY LIGHTS
    ______ COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
    ______ SPOTLIGHT – 1 (HAND HELD OR MOUNTED)
    ______ FOG LIGHTS OR DRIVING LIGHT – MUST BE WIRED TO LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS MUST BURN

    ______ SPARE FUSES FOR LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (ASSORTED AMPS)

    ______ SIREN-ELECTRIC OR ELECTRONIC
    ______ HORN (ELECTRIC OR AIR)
    ______ FLOOR SIREN SWITCH OR HORN RING SWITCH REVISED 4/2001




    LIGHT DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ CLEANLINESS AND CONDITION OF ALL GLASS AND MORRORS INCLUDING ALL LIGHTS

    ______ FUEL TANK ABOVE THE Ύ FULL MARK (EXCEPT-CREDIT TO BE GIVEN IF UNIT HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY INSIDE CONVENTION CENTER)

    ______ SEAT BELTS – CAB COMPARTMENT (2 SETS)
    ______ SEAT BELTS – CREW COMPARTMENT (1 SET FOR EACH SEAT)

    EQUIPMENT

    **NOTE**NO CREDIT GIVEN FOR LESS THAN QUANTITY SPECIFIED

    ______ FIRST AID KITS (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ HAND HELD, BAG-MASK VENTILATING UNIT
    ______ COMBINATION AIRWAY AND RESUSCITATION TUBES
    ______ SELF-CONTAINED SUCTION UNIT (PORTABLE)
    ______ OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAYS (ASSORTED SIZES) (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ MULTI-TRAUMA DRESSINGS (MINIMUM 4)

    ______ SELF-ADHERING BANDAGES (BAND-AIDS) (MINIMUM 12)

    ______ TRIANGULAR BANDAGES (MINIMUM 20)

    ______ GAUZE PADS – 4” X 4” (MINIMUM 24)

    ______ TWO TOWELS

    ______ ADHESIVE TAPE (4 ROLLS)

    ______ OCCLUSIVE DRESSING (ALUMINUM FOIL OR PLASTIC WRAP)

    ______ CERVICAL COLLARS (EXTRICATION TYPE) – 2

    ______ SPHYGMOMANOMETER (DIAL TYPE)

    ______ STETHOSCOPE

    ______ FLASHLIGHT

    ______ BANDAGE SCISSORS – (5 1/2” MINIMUM)

    ______ PORTABLE OXYGEN UNIT (WITH ASSORTED MASKS)

    ______ 4 BLANKETS (1/2 OF QUANTITY MAY BE DISPOSABLE)

    ______ DISPOSABLE OBSTETRICS KIT

    ______ TRACTIONS SPLINTS – D RING WITH HEEL STAND OR HARE – (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ BOARD SPLINTS – 2 EACH 15-24”; 2 EACH 36-54”
    ______ 1 SHORT SPINE BOARD OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ FULL BACK BOARD OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ FOLDING TYPE STRETCHER OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 2) (D-RING IS AN OPTION)
    ______ BASKET STRETCHER REVISED 4/2001


    LIGHT DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ 2 DISASTER POUCHES (BODY BAGS)

    ______ AIRCRAFT SNIPS
    ______ COLD CHISEL SET
    ______ CLAW HAMMER

    ______ MACHINIST HAMMER
    ______ SHORT-HANDLED SLEDGE HAMMER
    ______ LINOLEUM KNIFE

    ______ CHANNEL LOCKING PLIERS
    ______ DIAGONAL-CUTTING PLIERS
    ______ NEEDLE-NOSED PLIERS
    ______ SLIP-JOINT PLIERS
    ______ VISE-GRIP PLIERS

    ______ LUMBER CRAYONS

    ______ PHILLIPS SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ STRAIGHT BLADE SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED (MINIMUM 3)

    ______ 6 FOOT RULE
    ______ 50 FOOT MEASURING TAPE

    ______ 2 PICKS
    ______ 2 SHOVELS

    ______ REGULAR FRAME HACKSAW WITH 6 EXTRA BLADES
    ______ CARPENTER’S HANDSAW
    ______ SMALL TREE SAW

    ______ ADJUSTABLE WRENCH – ASSORTED SIZES (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ PIPE WRENCH – 14”
    ______ ASSORTED OPEN-END WRENCHES OR SOCKET WRENCHES

    ______ CRASH AXE
    ______ FLAT HEAD, PICK-HEAD OR RESCUE TYPE AXE

    ______ BOLT CUTTER (36 INCHES)
    ______ PRY BAR – (48 TO 60 INCHES)

    ______ SLEDGE HAMMER (6 POUND MINIMUM)

    ______ CHAIN SAW
    ______ RECIPROCATING-TYPE POWER HACKSAW WITH ASSORTED BLADES
    ______ AIR OR ELECTRIC CUTTING GUN KIT

    ______ SAFETY FLARES – 12
    ______ TRAFFIC CONTROL FLASHLIGHTS – 2

    ______ 1 – 20 POUND DRY-CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHER (OR EQUIVALENT) MUST HAVE CURRENT INSPECTION TAG AND SEAL REVISED 4/2001



    LIGHT DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ 100 FEET OF WEIGHTED SYNTHETIC ROPE
    ______ INSULATED WIRE CUTTERS

    ______ NON-SPARKING HAMMER
    ______ WOOD AND/OR RUBBER CONE-SHAPED PLUGS

    ______ STEP CRIBBING MIN. 2”X6” WITH 6 INCH STEPS LENGTH MIN. 18 INCHES OR EQUIVALENT OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET (OPTIONAL)
    ______ 10 PIECES OF 4 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 10 WOODEN WEDGES OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 10 PIECES OF 2 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET

    ______ ELECTRIC GENERATOR – (MINIMUM 4 KILOWATT)
    ______ 300’ POWER CORD
    ______ POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX
    ______ ASSORTED ADAPTERS
    ______ 110 VOLT PORTABLE FLOODLIGHTS, (4 MINIMUM) (MINIMUM 500 WATTS EACH)
    ______ BATTERY OPERATED HAND LIGHTS (MINIMUM 4)

    ______ SAFETY HELMETS – (4)
    ______ SAFETY GOOGLES OR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES (4 PAIR)
    ______ GLOVES – (4 PAIR)
    ______ TURNOUT COAT – (OR OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING) (4 SETS) *OPTIONAL
    ______ BOOTS – (4 PAIR)

    ______ SELF-CONTAINED, PRESSURE DEMAND-REGULATOR BREATHING APPARATUS – (2 MINIMUM) *OPTIONAL
    ______ SPARE COMPRESSED AIR CYLINDERS – (MINIMUM 2)

    ______ FIRE BLANKETS – (1 MINIMUM) (NO ASBESTOS ALLOWED)

    ______ CABLE OR CHAIN COME-ALONGS – 1 (2 TON RATED MINIMUM)
    ______ 2 – 15’ CHAINS WITH HOOKS (2 TON RATED OR 3/8”)

    ______ ROPE – 200’ X ½’ MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT AND 200’ X Ύ” MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 2 SNATCH BLOCKS APPROPRIATE FOR ROPE SIZES
    ______ 2 TWO-SHEAVE ROPE BLOCKS FOR APPROPRIATE ROPE SIZE
    ______ 1 ROLL MOUSING OR WHIPPING TWINE

    ______ HURST RESCUE TOOL OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 1 – 4 TON PORT-A-POWER OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 2 – 5 TON JACKS ANY TYPE OR AIR BAGS

    ______ GASOLINE STORAGE CANS – (2 MINIMUM) **NOT REQUIRED WITH ALL ELECTRICAL TOOLS AND PERMANENT MOUNT GENERATOR**

    ______ MOBILE RADIO TRANSCEIVER
    ______ PORTABLE RADIO TRANSCEIVER
    ______ 1 LADDER (MINIMUM 12 FOOT)
    ______ WHEEL CHOCKS (MINIMUM 2)

    TOTAL (RECORD HERE AND ON FRONT PAGE ALL ITEMS COUNT 1 POINT)

    ______ REVISED 4/2001
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    MEDIUM DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST
    MINIMUM REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

    DATE: __________ TOTAL POINTS THIS SECTION:____________
    TIME: __________
    SQUAD NAME: __________________________________________________ _______________

    VEHICLE WEIGHT:__________ POUNDS (14,501- 19,500 POUNDS MAXIMUM)

    CURRENT WEIGHT CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

    INSPECTION

    ______ CURRENT STATE INSPECTION STICKER
    ______ CURRENT EMT CARD (EACH PERSON, EXCEPT DRIVER)
    ______ CURRENT VIRGINIA DRIVER’S LICENSE (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ EVOC OR DEFENSIVE DRIVER CERTIFICATION (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ CURRENT LICENSE PLATES OR PERMIT (AT LEAST POSTED ON REAR)

    ______ ENGINE OIL LEVEL
    ______ RADIATOR LEVEL (WITHIN 1” OF TOP) OR CORRECT LEVEL IN RESERVOIR TANK

    ______ TIRE CONDITION – GOOD

    ______ BATTERY LEVEL
    ______ BATTERY POSTS – CLEAN
    ______ FAN BELTS – CONDITION – GOOD
    ______ WIRING HARNESS – CONDITION – GOOD – SECURE

    ______ OVERALL CONDITION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT – CLEAN – GOOD

    ______ HEAD LIGHTS HIGH AND LOW BEAM
    ______ CLEARANCE LIGHTS (EXTERIOR) (IF REQUIRED)
    ______ TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS FRONT AND REAR
    ______ 4 WAY FLASHER
    ______ BACK UP WARNING SIGNAL

    ______ WARNING LIGHTS (EMERGENCY)

    ______ CAB LIGHT (INTERIOR DOME)
    ______ MAP LIGHT (IN ADDITION TO DOME)
    ______ FLOOD LIGHTS 110 VOLT FRONT, SIDE, REAR (FIXED)
    (AT LEAST 4 MOUNTED LIGHTS)
    ______ INTERIOR BODY LIGHTS

    ______ COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
    ______ SPOTLIGHT – 1 (HAND HELD OR MOUNTED)
    ______ FOG LIGHTS OR DRIVING LIGHT – MUST BE WIRED TO LOW BEAM
    HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS MUST BURN

    ______ SPARE FUSES FOR LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (ASSORTED AMPS)

    ______ SIREN-ELECTRIC OR ELECTRONIC
    ______ HORN (ELECTRIC OR AIR)
    ______ FLOOR SIREN SWITCH OR HORN RING SWITCH

    ______ CLEANLINESS AND CONDITION OF ALL GLASS AND MIRRORS INCLUDING ALL LIGHTS
    _____ FUEL TANK ABOVE THE Ύ FULL MARK (EXCEPT-CREDIT TO BE GIVEN IF UNIT HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY INSIDE CONVENTION CENTER)
    ______ SEAT BELTS – CAB COMPARTMENT (2 SETS)
    ______ SEAT BELTS – CREW COMPARTMENT (1 SET FOR EACH SEAT) REVISED 4/2001

    MEDIUM DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST
    EQUIPMENT

    **NOTE** NO CREDIT GIVEN FOR LESS THAN QUANTITY SPECIFIED

    ______ FIRST AID KITS (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ HAND-HELD, BAG-MASK VENTILATING UNIT
    ______ COMBINATION AIRWAY AND RESUSCITATION TUBES
    ______ SELF-CONTAINED SUCTION UNIT (PORTABLE)
    ______ OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAYS (ASSORTED SIZES) (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ MULTI-TRAUMA DRESSINGS (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ SELF-ADHERING BANDAGES (BAND-AIDS) (MINIMUM 24)

    ______ TRIANGULAR BANDAGES (MINIMUM 30)

    ______ GAUZE PADS – 4” X 4” (MINIMUM 30)

    ______ TWO TOWELS

    ______ ADHESIVE TAPE (4 ROLLS)

    ______ OCCLUSIVE DRESSING (ALUMINUM FOIL OR PLASTIC WRAP)

    ______ CERVICAL COLLARS (EXTRICATION TYPE) – (MINIMUM 4)

    ______ SPHYGMOMANOMETER (DIAL TYPE)
    ______ STETHOSCOPE

    ______ FLASHLIGHT

    ______ BANDAGE SCISSORS – (5 ½” MINIMUM)

    ______ PORTABLE OXYGEN UNIT (WITH ASSORTED MASKS)

    ______ 6 BLANKETS (1/2 OF QUANTITY MAY BE DISPOSABLE)

    ______ DISPOSABLE OBSTETRICS KIT

    ______ TRACTION SPLINTS – D RING WITH HEEL STAND OR HARE – (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ BOARD SPLINTS – 3 EACH 15-24”; 3 EACH 36-54”
    ______ 1 SHORT SPINE BOARD OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ FULL BACK BOARD OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ FOLDING TYPE STRETCHER OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 2) (D-RING IS AN OPTION)
    ______ BASKET STRETCHER

    ______ 2 DISASTER POUCHES (BODY BAGS)

    ______ AIRCRAFT SNIPS
    ______ COLD CHISEL SET
    ______ CLAW HAMMER
    ______ MACHINIST HAMMER
    ______ SHORT-HANDLED SLEDGE HAMMER (2 ½ POUND MINIMUM)
    REVISED 4/2001






    MEDIUM DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ LINOLEUM KNIFE
    ______ CHANNEL LOCKING PLIERS
    ______ DIAGONAL-CUTTING PLIERS
    ______ NEEDLE-NOSED PLIERS
    ______ SLIP-JOINT PLIERS
    ______ VISE-GRIP PLIERS
    ______ LUMBER CRAYONS

    ______ PHILLIPS SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ STRAIGHT BLADE SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED ( MINIMUM 3)
    ______ 6 FOOT RULE
    ______ 50 FOOT MEASURING TAPE

    ______ 2 PICKS
    ______ 2 SHOVELS
    ______ HOLD FAST PICKETS (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ 2 REGULAR FRAME HACKSAW WITH 6 EXTRA BLADES
    ______ CARPENTER’S HANDSAW

    ______ ADJUSTABLE WRENCH – ASSORTED SIZES (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ PIPE WRENCH – 16”
    ______ ASSORTED OPEN-END WRENCHES OR SOCKET WRENCHES

    ______ CRASH AXE
    ______ FLAT HEAD, PICK-HEAD OR RESCUE TYPE AXE

    ______ BOLT CUTTER (36 INCH)
    ______ 2 PRY BARS – (48 TO 60 INCHES)
    ______ 2 WRECKING BARS (24 INCH MINIMUM)
    ______ 2 SLEDGE HAMMER (6 POUND MINIMUM)

    ______ CHAIN SAW
    ______ RECIPROCATING-TYPE POWER HACKSAW WITH ASSORTED BLADES

    ______ AIR OR ELECTRIC CUTTING GUN KIT
    ______ SAFETY FLARES – 12
    ______ TRAFFIC CONTROL FLASHLIGHTS – 4
    ______ 2 – 20 POUND DRY-CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHER (OR EQUIVALENT) MUST HAVE CURRENT INSPECTION TAG AND SEAL
    ______ 100 FEET OF WEIGHTED SYNTHETIC ROPE
    ______ INSULATED WIRE CUTTERS
    ______ NON-SPARKING HAMMER
    ______ WOOD AND/OR RUBBER CONE-SHAPED PLUGS

    ______ STEP CRIBBING MIN. 2” X 6” WITH 6 INCH STEPS LENGTH MIN. 18 INCHES OR EQUIVALENT OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET (OPTIONAL)
    ______ 2 PIECES OF 4 X 4 X 48 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 12 PIECES OF 4 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 12 WOODEN WEDGES OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 12 PIECES OF 2 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ ELECTIC GENERATOR – (MINIMUM 5 KILOWATT) REVISED4/2001

    MEDIUM DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ 400 FOOT (MINIMUM) POWER CORD

    ______ POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX
    ______ ASSORTED ADAPTERS
    ______ 110 VOLT PORTABLE FLOODLIGHTS, (4 MINIMUM) (MINIMUM 500 WATTS EACH)

    ______ BATTERY OPERATED HAND LIGHTS (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ SAFETY VESTS (2)
    ______ SAFETY HELMETS (6)
    ______ SAFETY GOGGLES OR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES (6 PAIR)
    ______ GLOVES (6 PAIR)
    ______ TURNOUT COAT – (OR OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING) (6 SETS)* OPTIONAL *
    ______ BOOTS – (6 PAIR)
    ______ DRINKING WATER
    ______ SELF-CONTAINED, PRESSURE DEMAND-REGULATOR BREATHING,
    APPARATUS – (2 MINIMUM) * OPTIONAL *
    ______ SPARE COMPRESSED AIR CYLINDERS – (MINIMUM 2)

    ______ FIRE BLANKETS – (1 MINIMUM) (NO ASBESTOS ALLOWED)

    ______ CABLE OR CHAIN COME-ALONGS – 1 (2 TON RATED MINIMUM)
    ______ 2 – 15 FOOT CHAINS WITH HOOKS (4 TON RATED OR 3/8”)

    ______ ROPE – 300’ X ½” MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT AND 200’ X Ύ” MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 2 SNATCH BLOCKS APPROPRIATE FOR ROPE SIZES
    ______ 2 TWO-SHEAVE ROPE BLOCKS FOR APPROPRIATE ROPE SIZES
    ______ 1 ROLL MOUSING OR WHIPPING TWINE

    ______ 1 – 10 TON MINIMUM CAPACITY HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL KIT (I.E., PORT-A-POWER)
    ______ HURST RESCUE TOOL OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 4 – 5 TON JACKS ANY TYPE OR AIR BAGS

    ______ GASOLINE STORAGE CANS – (2 MINIMUM) **NOT REQUIRED WITH ALL ELECTRICAL TOOLS AND
    PERMANENT MOUNT GENERATOR**

    ______ MOBILE RADIO TRANSCEIVER
    ______ PORTABLE RADIO TRANSCEIVER

    ______ 1 LADDER EXTENSION TYPE (MINIMUM 20 FOOT)
    ______ 1 LADDER ROOF OR ATTIC

    ______ 1 TRUCK MOUNTED WINCH (8,000 POUNDS MINIMUM)

    ______ WHEEL CHOCKS (MINIMUM 2)

    TOTAL (RECORD HERE AND ON FRONT PAGE ALL ITEMS COUNT 1 POINT)

    ______ REVISED 4/2001
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    HEAVY DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST
    MINIMUM REQUIRED EQUIPMENT


    DATE: __________ TOTAL POINTS THIS SECTION: _________
    TIME: __________
    SQUAD NAME: __________________________________________________ __________


    VEHICLE WEIGHT: ____________ POUNDS (19,501 POUNDS OVER)

    CURRENT WEIGHT CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

    INSPECTION

    ______ CURRENT STATE INSPECTION STICKER
    ______ CURRENT EMT CARD (EACH PERSON, EXCEPT DRIVER)
    ______ CURRENT VIRGINIA DRIVER’S LICENSE (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ EVOC OR DEFENSIVE DRIVER CERTIFICATION (DRIVER ONLY)
    ______ CURRENT LICENSE PLATES OR PERMIT (AT LEAST POSTED ON REAR)

    ______ ENGINE OIL LEVEL
    ______ RADIATOR LEVEL (WITHIN 1” OF TOP) OR CORRECT LEVEL IN RESERVOIR TANK

    ______ TIRE CONDITION – GOOD

    ______ BATTERY LEVEL
    ______ BATTERY POSTS – CLEAN
    ______ FAN BELTS – CONDITION – GOOD
    ______ WIRING HARNESS – CONDITION – GOOD – SECURE

    ______ OVERALL CONDITION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT – CLEAN – GOOD

    ______ HEAD LIGHTS HIGH AND LOW BEAM
    ______ CLEARANCE LIGHTS (EXTERIOR) (IF REQUIRED)
    ______ TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS FRONT AND REAR
    ______ 4 WAY FLASHER
    ______ BACK UP WARNING SIGNAL

    ______ WARNING LIGHTS (EMERGENCY)

    ______ CAB LIGHT (INTERIOR DOME)
    ______ MAP LIGHT (IN ADDITION TO DOME)
    ______ FLOOD LIGHTS 110 VOLT FRONT, SIDE, REAR (FIXED) (AT LEAST 4 MOUNTED LIGHTS)
    ______ INTERIOR BODY LIGHTS
    ______ COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
    ______ SPOTLIGHT – 1 (HAND HELD OR MOUNTED)
    ______ FOG LIGHTS OR DRIVING LIGHT – MUST BE WIRED TO LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS MUST BURN

    ______ SPARE FUSES FOR LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (ASSORTED AMPS)

    ______ SIREN-ELECTRIC OR ELECTRONIC
    ______ HORN (ELECTRIC OR AIR)
    ______ FLOOR SIREN SWITCH OR HORN RING SWITCH REVISED 4/2001





    HEAVY DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ CLEANLINESS AND CONDITION OF ALL GLASS AND MIRRORS INCLUDING ALL LIGHTS
    ______ FUEL TANK ABOVE THE Ύ FULL MARK (EXCEPT-CREDIT TO BE GIVEN IF UNIT HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY INSIDE CONVENTION CENTER)

    ______ SEAT BELTS – CAB COMPARTMENT (2 SETS)
    ______ SEAT BELTS – CREW COMPARTMENT (1 SET FOR EACH SEAT)

    EQUIPMENT

    **NOTE** NO CREDIT GIVEN FOR LESS THAN QUANTITY SPECIFIED

    ______ FIRST AID KITS (MINIMUM 4)
    ______ HAND-HELD, BAG-MASK VENTILATING UNIT
    ______ COMBINATION AIRWAY AND RESUSCITATION TUBES
    ______ SELF-CONTAINED SUCTION UNIT (PORTABLE)
    ______ OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAYS (ASSORTED SIZES) (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ MULTI-TRAUMA DRESSINGS (MINIMUM 8)

    ______ SELF-ADHERING BANDAGES (BAND-AIDS) (MINIMUM 30)

    ______ TRIANGULAR BANDAGES (MINIMUM 40)

    ______ GAUZE PADS – 4” X 4” (MINIMUM 40)

    ______ TWO TOWELS

    ______ ADHESIVE TAPE (4 ROLLS)

    ______ OCCLUSIVE DRESSING (ALUMINUM FOIL OR PLASTIC WRAP)

    ______ CERVICAL COLLARS (EXTRICATION TYPE) – (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ SPHYGMOMANOMETER (DIAL TYPE)
    ______ STETHOSCOPE

    ______ FLASHLIGHT

    ______ BANDAGE SCISSORS – (5 ½” MINIMUM)

    ______ PORTABLE OXYGEN UNIT (WITH ASSORTED MASKS)

    ______ 8 BLANKETS (1/2 OF QUANTITY MAY BE DISPOSABLE)

    ______ DISPOSABLE OBSTETRICS KIT

    ______ TRACTION SPLINTS – D RING WITH HEEL STAND OR HARE – (MINIMUM 2)
    ______ BOARD SPLINTS – 4 EACH 15-24”; 4 EACH 36-54”
    ______ 2 SHORT SPINE OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ FULL BACK BOARD OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ FOLDING TYPE STRETCHER OR EQUIVALENT (MINIMUM 4) (D-RING IS OPTIONAL)
    ______ BASKET STRETCHER

    ______ 4 DISASTER POUCHES (BODY BAGS) REVISED 4/2001





    HEAVY DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ AIRCRAFT SNIPS
    ______ COLD CHISEL SET
    ______ CLAW HAMMER
    ______ MACHINIST HAMMER
    ______ SHORT-HANDLED SLEDGE HAMMER (2 ½ POUND MINIMUM)
    ______ LINOLEUM KNIFE

    ______ BATTERY PLIERS
    ______ CHANNEL LOCKING PLIERS
    ______ DIAGONAL-CUTTING PLIERS
    ______ NEEDLE-NOSED PLIERS
    ______ SLIP-JOINT PLIERS
    ______ VISE-GRIP PLIERS

    ______ LUMBER CRAYONS

    ______ PHILLIPS SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ STRAIGHT BLADE SCREW DRIVERS – ASSORTED (MINIMUM 3)

    ______ 6 FOOT RULE
    ______ 50 FOOT MEASURING TAPE
    ______ 2 PICKS
    ______ 2 SHOVELS
    ______ 4 DEBRIS BUCKETS
    ______ 20 BURLAP BAGS
    ______ HOLD FAST PICKETS (MINIMUM 6)

    ______ 2 REGULAR FRAME HACKSAW WITH 6 EXTRA BLADES
    ______ CARPENTER’S HANDSAW
    ______ TREE SAW

    ______ ADJUSTABLE WRENCH – ASSORTED SIZES (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ PIPE WRENCH – ASSORTED SIZES (MINIMUM 3)
    ______ ASSORTED OPEN-END WRENCHES
    ______ ASSORTED SOCKET WRENCHES

    ______ CRASH AXE
    ______ FLAT HEAD, PICK-HEAD OR RESCUE TYPE AXE

    ______ BOLT CUTTER (18 INCH)
    ______ BOLT CUTTER (36 INCH)
    ______ 2 PRY BARS – (48 TO 60 INCHES)
    ______ 2 WRECKING BARS (24 INCH MINIMUM)
    ______ 2 SLEDGE HAMMERS (8 POUND MINIMUM)

    ______ CHAIN SAW
    ______ RECIPROCATING-TYPE POWER HACKSAW WITH ASSORTED BLADES
    ______ AIR OR ELECTRIC CUTTING GUN KIT

    ______ SAFETY FLARES – 24
    ______ TRAFFIC CONTROL FLASHLIGHTS – 4
    ______ 1 – 15 POUND CARBON DIOXIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHER – MUST HAVE CURRENT INSPECTION TAG AND SEAL
    ______ 2 – 20 POUND DRY-CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHER (OR EQUIVALENT) MUST HAVE
    CURRENT INSPECTION TAG AND SEAL REVISED 4/2001


    HEAVY DUTY RESCUE TRUCK INSPECTION AND EQUIPMENT LIST

    ______ 100 FEET OF WEIGHTED SYNTHETIC ROPE
    ______ INSULATED WIRE CUTTERS
    ______ COMBUSTIBLE GAS DETECTOR
    ______ NON-SPARKING HAMMER
    ______ WOOD AND/OR RUBBER CONE-SHAPED PLUGS

    ______ STEP CRIBBING MIN. 2” X 6” WITH 6 INCH STEPS LENGTH MIN. 18 INCHES OR ANY
    COMPARABLE COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED STEP CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY
    STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR A MANUFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET (OPTIONAL)
    ______ 4 PIECES OF 4 X 4 X 48 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 16 PIECES 4 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH
    CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET.
    ______ 16 WOODEN WEDGES OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET
    ______ 16 PIECES OF 2 X 4 X 18 INCH LONG CRIBBING OR MANUFACTURED CRIBBING WITH CAPACITY STATEMENT MOLDED IN OR MANUAFACTURE SPECIFICATION SHEET

    ______ ELECTRIC GENERATOR – (MINIMUM 5 KILOWATT)
    ______ 500 FOOT (MINIMUM) POWER CORD
    ______ POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX
    ______ ASSORTED ADAPTERS
    ______ 110 VOLT PORTABLE FLOODLIGHTS, (6 MINIMUM) (MINIMUM 500 WATTS EACH)
    ______ BATTERY OPERATED HAND LIGHTS (MINIMUM 8)

    ______ SAFETY VESTS (4)
    ______ SAFETY HELMETS – (8)
    ______ SAFETY GOGGLES OR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES – (8 PAIR)
    ______ GLOVES – (8 PAIR)
    ______ TURNOUT COAT – (OR OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING) (8 SETS) * OPTIONAL *
    ______ BOOTS – (8 PAIR)
    ______ DRINKING WATER
    ______ SELF-CONTAINED, PRESSURE DEMAND-REGULATOR BREATHING APPARATUS –
    (4 MINIMUM) * OPTIONAL *
    ______ SPARE COMPRESSED AIR CYLINDERS – (MINIMUM 4)
    ______ FIRE BLANKETS – (2 MINIMUM) (NO ASBETOS ALLOWED)
    ______ CABLE OR CHAIN COME-ALONG – 2 (2 TON RATED MINIMUM)
    ______ 2 – 15 FOOT CHAINS WITH HOOKS (6 TON RATED)

    ______ 2 LIFE BELTS (MANUFACTURED OR RESCUE WEBBING)
    ______ ROPE – 400’ X ½” MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT AND 400’ X Ύ” MANILLA OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 2 SNATCH BLOCKS APPROPRIATE FOR ROPE SIZES
    ______ 2 TWO-SHEAVE ROPE BLOCKS FOR APPROPRIATE ROPE SIZE
    ______ 1 ROLL MOUSING OR WHIPPING TWINE

    ______ 2 –10 TON MINIMUM CAPACITY HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL KITS (I.E., PORT-A-POWER)
    ______ HURST RESCUE TOOL OR EQUIVALENT
    ______ 6 – 5 TON JACKS, ANY TYPE, OR AIR BAGS

    ______ GASOLINE STORAGE CANS – (2 MINIMUM) **NOT REQUIRED WITH ALL ELECTRICAL TOOLS AND PERMANENT MOUNT GENERATOR**
    ______ MOBILE RADIO TRANSCEIVER
    ______ PORTABLE RADIO TRANSCEIVER
    ______ 1 LADDER EXTENSION TYPE (MINIMUM 20 FOOT)
    ______ 1 LADDER ROOF OR ATTIC
    ______ 1 TRUCK MOUNTED WINCH (12,000 POUNDS MINIMUM)
    ______ WHEEL CHOCKS (MINIMUM 2)
    TOTAL (RECORD HERE AND ON FRONT PAGE ALL ITEMS COUNT 1 POINT)
    ______ REVISED 4/2001



    **** I know those include hyd tools, but just for reference
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRig View Post
    There are many good lower cost tools available for various purposes. Explore them all.

    Simply a suggestion...take a look at the BOSS Tool. An American made tool that performs a lot of work relatively inexpensively.
    Ok... give us a webpage.. I searched for "BOSS Tool" and all I can find is a Canadian version of Harbor Freight....
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    Another thing to explore is used tools. We purchased a complete set of used 3 rams, O cuttters, 2 pumps, spreaders, and combi tool for <$10,000. usedrescuetools.com and fentonfire.com are just two examples to look at.

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    Regarding the BOSS Tool, try searching for Special Service & Supply, Inc.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thumbs up Training!

    I can't agree more with FireRescue43.
    TRAINING TRAINING TRAINING AND MORE TRAINING! The best HRT's will look junk if you are not trained. Some times you may performed a better extrication with non Hydraulic, by this I believ you ment HURST, HOLMATRO, LUKAS, OR STUFF LIKE THAT. The Porta-Power was and sometimes still is the tool to be used depending on the situation. Depending on the budget you may buy a Recip saw. Don't know about other brands but Dewalt has one in 24volts that comes with a battery pack that has AC/DC option also. I had an 18volt wich did is job just fine but if you can have the option of AC/DC power well better then. Holmatro as well as Hurst and maybe other brands also offer combi tools that work without power plants maybe you could check also. But the truth is that you can cut off a car's roof top witha haksaw or recip and maybe if you are well trained even faster than with HRT's if you take in consideration the time it takes to assamble the whole system by one rescuer. So, don't worry for HRT's although they are really important they aren't all there is. I have found good Second Hand HRT's on Ebay also. The recip saw check it out on Hardwarestore.com also I didn't find it that expensive there.

    And believe me I understand you when you say low rescuw budget. Remember that even a mower's blade can be turned into an excelent roof cutter if necesary.

    KEEP SAFE!

    By the way about BOSS. the link is:
    www.specialserviceandsupply.com

    Hope helps!
    Last edited by BUITRE; 05-26-2008 at 04:01 PM. Reason: BY THE WAY REGARDING BOSS

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