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    The fire company I am in is currently looking into vehicle data software for our rescue truck. Holmatro and Hurst both have programs. Does anyone use either of these, and what are you opinions of them? We have just purchase a couple of toughbooks for two of our trucks that we will be using the software on. Thanks in advance.


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    Very good resource to have but just like rescue tools you need to do a "hands on" trial of each to see which best fits the needs of your individual department. Lots of information readily available to you such as locations of SRS components, batteries, fuel cells, electrical components, enhanced metals, etc. They also have information on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles and the proper shut down procedures. Contact your local sales representatives and have them demo the programs for you. I utilize the Crash Recovery System regularly as an educational aid when teaching vehicle rescue training programs and it is very user friendly. In the field you can "peel n' peek" to identify hazards in the cut zones, etc. however it is nearly impossible to rapidly identify exotic & enhanced metals on vehicles. Having a system that identifies the location of these metals is a benefit if you have tools which are unable to cut through them. You are able to readily identify them and then work around these materials rather than waste precious time on failed attempts trying to cut through them. There is a lot of information available from the Moditech website regarding their system http://www.moditech.com/rescue/index...action=welcome
    They also offer an option of using a wireless barcode scanner to read the VIN which works well.

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    Thank you ejfeicht for you response. I have a Hurst rep coming to our firehouse next week so we can demo the moditech system. I am glad to here about the wireless barcode scanner option. This seem like a very effective tool to have on our rescue truck.

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