News2018-06-18T16:55:39-04:00

How Does The DOT/NHTSA Side Laminated Window Mandate Impact First Responders?

Posted by : Cynthia Phillips ~ March 8, 2020 Since 2017 one in three cars has been manufactured with side laminated windows. In direct response to the DOT mandate (fully implemented in 2020) requiring all U.S. automakers to manufacture side windows from laminated safety glass, the LIFELINE Tactical Rescue Tools team upgraded its flagship tool. While this DOT mandate helps to keep drivers safely inside their vehicle during a motor vehicle accident, it makes it impossible for first responders to take immediate action at the scene of an MVA without [...]

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 announced new upgrades to the company's flagship product, the LIFELINE FIRE™ Series. The new GEN 3 FIRE™ tool has been upgraded to offer a more extended handle area to provide better fit and grip for first-responders with large gloved hands. It also features a more aggressive triangular breaker blade at the end of [...]

Important Information for First Responders

DOT Ejection Mitigation Laws now require automakers to make side windows from laminated glass. Traditional window breakers are designed to break a tempered glass and can not penetrate laminated windows. LIFELINE Tactical Rescue Tools effectively cut through laminated car windows and other materials. It's also lightweight and portable, making it the perfect solution for any emergency. "New research from AAA reveals that most vehicle escape tools, intended to quickly aid passengers trapped in a car following an accident, will break tempered side windows, but none were able [...]

New: LIFELINE TRAINING

All LIFELINE® Rescue Tools are multipurpose (all-in-one) tools with unique design elements. Each feature is engineered to serve a specific purpose and function. Proper use ensures the effectiveness and performance of the tool in the field and increases personal safety. Before using your emergency tool, we highly recommend viewing the product training video and support materials. Visit our Education Page to learn more>>> Training Video

See Updated FIRE™ Tool Cutting Capabilities

LIFELINE FIRE™ is the most powerful, portable, effective and versatile tool in the market today. Proudly used firefighters around the world saving countless lives every day. See it's capabilities in our updated cutting video.

Fearless Chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade Save Precious Artifacts from Notre Dame Fire

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 [...]

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