“I was assigned to Engine 1 as the Driver/Operator and ALS provider. Our unit was dispatched to assist Tower 3 on a single vehicle accident with entrapment. While responding, Tower 3 advised that their apparatus was stuck inside of their station due to power lines down in front of the building as a result of the collision, Engine 2 and Medic 1 were requested for additional manpower and extrication equipment. When Engine 1 arrived on the scene, we found a Dodge Charger that had sheared a utility [...]
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It has some weight to it but all in all it’s a very well made Tool, it locks secure and holds tight in the sheath, can be taken out with one hand, and holds a sharp edge very well. The tool itself fits well in a gloved hand also. So far it’s cut through several types of wires that would be found in a wall as well as the metal around a drop ceilings ceiling tiles and lastly it cut through an airbag very well to have [...]
“Today while operating on a MVA with entrapment Engine Company 30 arrived on scene, assessed the vehicle and decided to provide access thru the windshield, for rescue and truck companies in route to the scene. Crews used the LIFELINE ™ Tactical Self-Extrication Tool, a personal extrication tool to start removing the windshield for patient evaluation and access. The ease of making an access point with the butt of the tool and then transitioning to cutting the windshield and removal of the windshield was easily accomplished. Clean cuts [...]
“We have had an opportunity to test the Lifeline Rescue Tool in our flashover facility. After multiple evaluations, the tools have held up and performed flawlessly. Our instructors were impressed with the design and quality of the tool.”
“I’m a Heavy Equipment Operator/Driver on Rescue 2 with the Milwaukee Fire Department. I have been using the LifeLine SRK for 4 months now and absolutely love this knife for vehicle extractions. This knife/tool is very versatile and has replaced many tools in my pocket. It breaks car windows with ease and cuts through braided wire quickly. I have used it to cut through a laminated front windshield and it still has a sharp edge to cut any seat belt. The sheath and knife hang conveniently from [...]
“While driving southbound on Route 208, I witnessed a passenger vehicle veer right into the shoulder and make contact with a snowbank and guard rail then flip to stop on its hood and roof. I dismounted my vehicle with my Lifeline Extrication Tool in hand. Upon further size-up of the vehicle, I found that the fuel tank was leaking. After performing a rapid physical assessment, I braced the victim with my shoulder, removed the Lifeline Extrication Tool from its sheath, found a safe area away from the [...]
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This is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, who led the charge to retrieve the Notre-Dame Cathedral's most precious artifacts, the Crown of Thorns, believed to have been worn by Jesus Christ, and the Blessed Sacrament. Fournier is the chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade and LIFELINE® is proud to share his story. Father Jean-Marc Fornier was a Catholic priest in Germany before moving to France, he served in the diocese of the French armed forces for seven years starting in 2004 and survived a 2008 ambush in Afghanistan that [...]
MVA WITH ENTRAPMENT ~ TESTIMONIAL | Firefighter Brandon Wayne Edwards with CFD “Today while operating on an MVA with entrapment Engine Company 30 arrived on scene, assessed the vehicle and decided to provide access thru the windshield, for rescue and truck companies in route to the scene. Crews used the LIFELINE ™ Tactical Self-Extrication Tool, a personal extrication tool to start removing the windshield for patient evaluation and access. The ease of making an access point with the butt of the tool and then transitioning to cutting [...]