There are many different brands of extrication tools on the market. Which one is the best? In my mind the one that works for your department’s needs and budget. Fire Service Specification & Supply, or FS3 is a dealer that specializes in Holmatro Rescue Tools that serves California and Nevada. What is really cool is a quarterly newsletters that is available on their website that is more than just an advertisement for Holmatro tools. The newsletter gives some detailed how to extrication information and techniques.
In the image below, is a clip from the January 2010 newsletter. Written by Bob Brown who is a Regional Manager for Holmatro-USA. Bob provides a baseline to find a weak spot in an A-pillar. His pointers go hand in hand with our belief of once plan A doesn’t work, move to on to plan B and so on until the patient has been extricated.