Billy Leach posted these pictures on Facebook asking people if they know about the TarHeel Tool. Do you know what it is and have you used it? The TarHEEL has 10,000 LBS of force that can support rams, spreaders, and many other extrication tools. Virginia-Maryland Rescue Systems, Inc. created the TarHeel. Virginia-Maryland Rescue Systems, Inc. was founded in 1976 by Ed Cutrell who built the business selling and servicing the Hurst “Jaws of Life” Rescue Tools.