N.H. Company Introduces AIR Responder For Water, Ice Rescues

After seeing media accounts of rescue personnel walking gingerly on, or often sprawled across icy bodies of water to get to a victim, the founders of WISE Technology of Gilford, New Hampshire thought, “There has to be a better way!” After years of...


In warmer months it can replace the need for a small boat; and during winter months the snowmobile can be used alone, replacing the need for all-terrain vehicles for land rescues.

No special training is needed, because the AIR Responder is powered by an unmodified snowmobile, familiar to many who reside in snowy climates. Repair and maintenance can be done by anyone certified to work on snowmobiles, eliminating excessive costs associated with other vehicles on the market that are designed for similar use.

For approximately a third of the cost of these alternate ice rescue vehicles, such as airboats or hover craft, those who purchase the AIR Responder get a device that replaces the need for a number of other single-function vehicles.

AIR Responder Specifications Features

Versatile for ice, broken ice, open water or snow

Reinforced fiberglass patented pending hull

Seating for 3: (2 seats on snowmobile with additional seat for victim near front deck) 

Large flat non-skid platform to conduct rescues

Very low freeboard (less than 5 inches) for ease of access and recovery

Integrated edge rollers to assist getting victim onboard ? Optional light bar for running lights and/or mounting spot or floodlights

Optional electric wench

Dimensions Overall Length: 15 feet Beam: 7 feet Platform size 36.4 square feet

Dry Weight: 550 lbs without snowmobile or equipment

Draft: 3 inches

Weight Capacity: approx 900lbs (2 rescuers, 1 victim, and equipment)

Propulsion Arctic Cat XF 8000 long track snow mobile with optional rail kit for second seat

Trailer -- Custom tilt and rotate design. Trailer is designed to rear-facing deployment of vehicle. Tilt allows for quick 2 man deployment and recovery of the AIR Responder at rescue site. ? Rotation allows for quick re-orientation of the AIR Responder back to a rear-facing position.

For more information go to www.WiseTechCo.com