Paratech, Inc.

Frankfort, IL 60423


About Paratech, Inc.


1025 Lambrecht Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423

More Info on Paratech, Inc.

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PARATECH manufactures an ever-increasing number of emergency service, industrial and law enforcement products. Our specialty is tools for technical rescue, but our expertise doesn't stop there. PARATECH products have far ranging applications that extend to shipboard damage control, pipeline, mining, rail, quarries, vehicle maintenance, and recovery - just to name a few.

Products and Press Releases

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Vehicle Extrication

Product of the Day: Paratech -- Heavy Vehicle Extrication Kit (HVEK)

Sept. 14, 2018
The most comprehensive heavy lifting kit available, utilizing the strength of HydraFusion Struts
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Product of the Day: Paratech -- Leak Sealing Kits

Dec. 11, 2017
Paratech's Leak Sealing Kits provide a variety of Leak Sealing Bags, Velcro straps, ratchet belts, hoses and controllers.
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Vehicle Extrication

Product of the Day: Paratech -- MAXIFORCE G2 Air Lifting Bags

Sept. 20, 2017
Paratech's MAXIFORCE G2 Air Lifting Bags are available in 14 sizes with the power to lift, move or shift weights up to 89 tons (80.9 metric tons) per bag.


March 10, 2015
From the most basic single car stabilization, to the most complex big rig rescue, PARATECH engineers and manufactures the solution for safe, dependable and scalable vehicle stabilizatio...

Articles & News

Photos by Robert Policht

Technical Rescue: Collapse Operations for Smaller Departments

April 26, 2024
Robert Policht provides the steps that smaller departments should take to develop basic shoring capabilities.
Photos courtesy of Total Technical Rescue Solutions
A major drawback to wooden shores is that a rescuer must enter the trench to build the system.
Trench Rescue

Technical Rescue: Basic Considerations for Trench Collapse Shoring

Oct. 16, 2023
Brian Gettemeier, Mike Shafferkoetter and Matt Wilcox construct an easy-to-follow explanation of the equipment and steps that are involved in protecting victims and responders...
Photos courtesy of Contra Costa Fire Protection District (Con Fire)
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) put three plans into action simultaneously to rescue a trapped individual from an 18-inch drainage pipe. Plan B, which ultimately was employed, called for members to enter a sewer a grate that was located on a sloped area above grade from the drainage pipe. This would give rescuers access to a vault that was 150 feet from the end of the pipe.
Confined Space

Technical Rescue: High-Risk Drainage Pipe Rescue

Aug. 15, 2022
Bob Atlas digs into the details of Contra Costa, CA, Fire Protection District's Technical Rescue Program's extrication of a man who was trapped in an 18-inch drainage pipe.
Photos by Ron Moore
Photo 1: To show that flexible end fittings, such as a hinged base, can make a difference in a strut’s working load limit, equal weights were placed at the top of each steel band. (The band on the right has V-shaped end fixtures at the top and is wide open at the bottom. The band on the left has rigid, fixed end fittings.) The steel band that has the rigid end fittings (similar to fixed ends for struts that are used in a trench rescue application) holds up well. The other band buckles under the same weight. Without rigid ends, the steel band is allowed to move and flex under the load.
Vehicle Extrication

University of Extrication: Struts for Vehicle Rescue Applications

July 19, 2021
Ron Moore explains how four factors regarding the use of a strut for a vehicle rescue can affect the working load limit of the strut.
Photo by Jim Regan
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Apparatus Showcase 2013

Nov. 1, 2013
Firehouse® presents its annual Apparatus Showcase, featuring the latest manufacturer offerings.

Videos & Resources

RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.
Elkhart Brass introduced a new monitor capable of flowing up to 1,500 gpm with reduced friction loss compared to similar products, according to the maker. Called the Cobra EXM, the new monitor has a stow height of 16 inches and features electronic controls. Photo by Ed Ballam

2013 Fire Service Product Innovations

May 1, 2013
New and innovative products found by Firehouse editors at FDIC.
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Toyne – Ladder space is abundant on Toyne’s latest “quad” on the show floor ready for delivery to LaFayette Township (Ind.) Fire Department.

2012 Product Innovations

April 20, 2012
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