Thread: Need some help

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    Question Need some help

    We are looking into purchasing tools for lite rescue (combo tool & rams). Due to a tight budget we really have to sell this to the fire company. I am looking for any literature or documented information on use of rescue tools for anything other than vehicle extrication. We would like to put this information into a packet for a presentation to the fire company. Any help would be great.

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    Harry Burke
    Oaks Fire Co.1
    Upper Providence, PA

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    Other uses for HRT's... any type of extrication. Their forte might be auto extrication. But you don't have to be removing someone from a car for it to be an extrication. Sometimes porta-powers, reciprocating saws, and airbags can equal (or outperform) a HRT. They're just another feather in your cap. Good luck.

    As far as what you might purchase, I would recommend a big pair of spreaders, a big pair of cutters, and a true dual-simo HRT pump.

    With the big spreaders, you can almost approach the usefulness of the rams, plus it spreads better than the combi-tool. I can't remember the last time we used rams actually. And you'll be happier with the cutting performance of a true cutter. If money is an issue, then atleast get the combi-tool.

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    AUTO EXTRICATION

    FARM MACHINERY

    INDUSTRIAL RESCUE

    BUILDING COLLAPSE

    RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM

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