Tag Archives: Extrication Tools

Spring Window Punch Extrication Tools

How many window punches have met the end of their useful life in your bunker pants pocket? How about the glass master on the rig? Does that punch on the end of the glass master still work? How many times have you set the spring on the typical window punch only to find out its broken? Sure you can break the window with just about anything, but that’s not the right way.

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Holmatro Rescue Support Bag

Many of us have bunker pants full of personal tools we on everything from a vehicle extrication to removing the access panel on a RTU to verify it is just a belt burning that set off the duct detector. How many times do you pull out every tool except the one you need? Well, Holmatro in keeping with developing new and useful tools has created the “Rescue Support Bag”. Want to know what is in the bag??

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Rapid Access Tool (RAT); Easy Access to Armored Vehicles?

I found a company on the internet called the Nathan Group that makes the Rapid Access Tool kit. The kit comes in two sizes, Tactical Operator Kit and First Responder Kit. Take a look at their video and tell me want you think. If the vehicles in the video were cribbed how stable would the vehicles remain when the Rapid Access Tool kit is used?

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Extendo Ram versus Telescopic Ram

The Extendo ram XR 4360 is a unique, innovative Holmatro concept combining manual and hydraulic extension. This tool saves you valuable time, bridging gaps quicker and with more precision than ever before! You simply pull it out and start spreading. This means you can use its hydraulic spreading force almost immediately, which is 10 t at every length.

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Hurst FDIC Display

Hurst….. Well every major extrication tool manufacturer had a great display of tools set up at FDIC. Hurst had a 2011 Ford Fiesta in a plexi-glass box where factory reps cut it to pieces in front of visitors at their booth. There was also a stack of Boron B-pillars that I would have loved to sneak out the back. There was also an outside demo area by Lucas Oil Stadium where conference attendees could put on some PPE and make some cuts on a car. Best part of the outside demo on Friday was Hurst had a bar set up next to the display!

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