Champion Rescue Tools to Display Volvo XC-90 Cut-away Car at Firehouse World in San Diego

Upland, CA, February 12, 2009 - Champion Rescue Tools, the leader in next-generation, hydraulic rescue tools able to access the passenger compartments of the safest, 5-star crash rated vehicles, will showcase a Volvo XC-90 cut-away car at their Firehouse World tradeshow booth February 17 - 19 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center ( ).

The cut-away XC-90 shows passenger compartment construction technology in one of the safest cars on the road today. This cut-away XC-90's skin is peeled back in strategic places to show the interior details of door and roof post construction as well as other safety features of the car. This interior view of the passenger compartment will provide firefighters attending the Firehouse World show with crucial information to improve vehicle accident extrication techniques.

"The Volvo XC-90 cut-away car allows firefighters to see a level of passenger compartment construction detail that they rarely see, yet they are called upon to cut apart at serious vehicle accidents everyday" said Alan Discount, Champion Rescue Tools' CEO. "Volvo has partnered with Champion Rescue Tools at a time when it is increasingly difficult for obsolete extrication tools used by firefighters to cut through the newest car constructions. This means firefighters using older technology tools take longer to remove vehicle accident victims, which often results in more serious injury or even death."

To see Volvo's XC-90 cut away car and Champion Rescue Tools' latest vehicle extrication tools, visit Champion's booth at Firehouse World in the San Diego, CA convention center February 17 - 19, booth # 1327.

Champion Rescue Tools,, is the technology leader in next generation, hydraulic rescue tools for the first responder. The company's patented line of vehicle extrication tools is proving to be the most effective and efficient tools to remove victims of serious vehicle accidents, particularly in the safest cars being manufactured today. Founded as Patton Hydraulics in 1978, the company has built specialty hydraulic tools for a variety of industrial applications for customers including GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Chrysler.