Introducing GEN 3 FIRE™

It’s Like Having 5 or More Tools in 1 Handheld Device

The next evolution of Lifeline Tactical Rescue Tools is engineered to military specs, meets NFPA standards, and is the only non-battery operated handheld tool that’s like having 5 or more tools in one device. Gen 3 FIRE™ gives firefighter’s an invaluable advantage in the field. The tool is designed to increase personal safety during structural fires, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergency situations. GEN 3 FIRE is a proven portable military-grade cutting machine and far more useful than single-purpose tools. Its size, weight, and design are engineered to be worn on the outside of everyday turnout gear for fast, immediate access. Patent-pending serrations make it equally effective as other tools that are only one dimensional. The LIFELINE FIRE™ is more than a wire cutter or a glass cutter, and it far exceeds the capabilities of any knife in the market. This all-in-one multi-purpose tool is a military-grade cutting machine!

The handle area has been extended to offer better fit and grip for larger gloved hands and the  breaker blade at the back of the tool has been redesigned to increase the speed and effectiveness when creating starter hole to cut laminated glass.

From BX cables to laminated safety glass, its price-point, portability, and the fact that it requires no batteries or charging makes this a vital and invaluable rescue tool for all first responders.


LIFELINE GEN 3 FIRE™ Product Information

More useful than other single-purpose tools, GEN 3 FIRE™ is a triple threat – heat resistant up to 572F, ultra-bright fluorescent handle and sheath for increased visibility and highly aggressive patent pending cutting serrations. Effective for low profile wall breaching and cutting all types of entanglement dangers within structural fires (ceiling components, BX wires, glass and more), plus MVA’s.

The GEN 3 FIRE™ is a military grade cutting machine designed to increase a firefighters’ personal safety and capabilities in the field. *Accessories are available to provide a variety of attachment point options.


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Features & Specifications

  • 3/16-Inch Laser Cut 100% American Made 440c Steel

  • Heat Resistant Thermo Plastic Sheath With Innovative Single-Handed Release

  • Heat Resistant Thermo Plastic Handle

  • Highly Aggressive Innovative Serrations

  • Heat Injection Molded Sheath and Handle With DuPoint Zytel® Heat Resistant Thermo Plastic – 572 F Melting Point

  • Designed To Cut Through Most Materials

  • Thick Robust Steel Ideal For Prying and Breaching

  • Designed to Meet or Exceed NFPA 1982

  • Now with Ultra-bright fluorescent properties for increased visibility

  • Aggressive breaker at the back of the tool, highly effective against laminated glass and creating starter holes before cutting.

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*Additional Firefighting-specific Features:

High Tech Heat Treatment In addition to a highly aggressive patent pending serrated blade, the LIFELINE® Rescue Tool manufacturing process includes heat treated to a Rockwell of 59-60, then given a cryogenic treatment which slowly cools the tool in a controlled bath of liquid nitrogen. This highly advanced heat treat process improves the microstructure of the 440c stainless steel, decreases residual stresses and increases toughness and dimensional stability.

Heat Resistant Handles: The handles on the tool are equally technologically advanced. The base model handles are high-temperature injection molded using DuPont Zytel® Heat Resistant Thermoplastic and have a melting point of approximately 600 °F. The upgraded handles are made of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Carbon and precision cut by LIFELINE’s CNC routers. The carbon handles have a melting point of 3600 °F and are the same material used on the wings of the Space Shuttle.

Proper Training Ensures Maximum Effectiveness, Performance and Increases Personal Safety.

All LIFELINE Tactical Rescue tools are engineered features that serve a specific purpose and function. Before using your emergency tool, we recommend viewing the product training video and support materials. Visit our Education Page to learn more>>>

LIFELINE Training Video

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 sizeup 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 victim’s’ body and with a few passes of the tools’ teeth, I freed the victim from the seat belt with ease.

Nicholas Addesso, Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corp. 167
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 my bunker coat and can be deployed quickly by myself with one hand or anyone standing close to me. In my opinion, this knife is worth every penny and couple it with its guarantee it becomes priceless.
Matt Trepczyk, Heavy Equipment Operator, Rescue 2 Milwaukee Fire Department
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.
Larry Rauch, Chief Fire Instructor, County of Bergen

New Press Release: Introducing GEN 3 FIRE™

LIFELINE® Tactical Rescue Tools Announces 3rd Generation FIRE™ Tool for Firefighters LIFELINE® Tactical Rescue Tools LLC, designer and manufacturer of high-performance specialty devices for the fire-fighting industry and other professional and commercial applications, today [...]

Important Information for First Responders

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