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”. The bag has all the tools pictured and listed below. Hopefully, once a very loyal BoronExtrication.com follower – Yorman J. Mari Peraza – gets his bag of goodies from Holmatro; I will see if I can strong arm a product review out of him to follow up this post. In the mean time, check out the pictures and let me know your thoughts. How would you use this bag and tools? Also, how would you secure to yourself, or would leave it in your locker and grab when you needed it? The bag comes with a fully adjustable waist and thigh straps that are easily secured by a 3-point click buckle.
Last question for you, want would be the maxium you would pay this collection of tools? Carl DeVer Avery posted on Facebook that he wonders “what the cost is versus making you own?” would be. Great question!
Rescue Support Bag
1. Mini LED torch
2. Hook tool
3. Fork tool
5. Tyre deflator
6. Marker pen
7. Seatbelt cutter
8. Window punch
9. Flexible steel rule
Modern vehicles present rescuers with many challenges. In order to perform a safe and timely extrication, using the proper assist tools is just as important as working with the right hydraulic rescue equipment. However, these assist tools are often overlooked and misplaced at the scene of a rescue. The Rescue Support bag from Holmatro solves this problem: From now on your assist tools are there when you need them, ready for use in one place.
NIce tool bag, i would secure it with a Dewalt heavy duty belt, they are nice and comfortable and spread the load.
I dont see the need for a tape measure personally, i would also add a small flat head screw driver very good for removing the gas strut retainer clips and a cross head screw driver – good for removing latch type windows, also a pair of insulated wire cutters, although the multi cutter will do the job.
I would replace the Holmatro seat belt cutter for a better one, we have found these can snap and become clogged up over time making them useless. I have found people tend to overload their tool belts with a lot of un-useful gear keep it simple and keep the tools minimal for what you will mostly need, if that makes sense. I know this is a product of Holmatro, but i think the tool choice is not as good as it could be. A good sturdy flat head screwdriver makes for a very good lever for removing plastics and trim etc instead of the Hook tool, just my personal opinion and experience.
What about a small stanley knife for removing windshields in older vehicles (cutting out the rubber gasket/trim) and a small sponge ball for door techniques?
The bag looks too sturdy and i think the design of it would make it difficult to get tools out that have fallen to the bottom with gloves on, a layered design with pockets at different lvl s and depths for different tools would be better.
These are just my opinion’s from the picture. Don’t shoot me pls. 🙂
A good topic but again i think this is one that will be mainly on personal preference and experience. Tool belt without the tools excellent, let us decide what tools we need.
Great comments John. I was wondering about the measuring tape too. In the Holmatro Rescue Support Bag brochure the measure tape is described below:
“Identifying hazards inside the vehicle dictates where you cut on the outside. The ability to measure distances from hazards and mark a suitable cut point on the vehicle allows the rescuer to create the maximum of space. Measuring is also useful during emergency shoring and stabilization of larger vehicles and for measuring the height for the insertion of chocks and blocks.”
I guess I could see where it could be used in certain incidents. The belt cutter looks like a cheap chip bag opener from the pictures. I completely see your point. As for removing trim pieces, most are held on by clips and hooks that you can pry with a flat head screw driver like you said. The hook tools are great when you don’t want to damage trim piece, but that is the least of our concerns.
If Holmatro puts Stanley knife and a small sponge ball in the next generation rescue bag I hope you get same royalties. Maybe we should make a custom tool bag that firefighters/recsuers can select the tools! We could be rich! I’ll handle the Americas and you take Europe and Asia….deal?
Deal mate we will have to see what we can come up with 😉
Hi sir, How Buy This Item I From Chile and not sale for Sudamerica only Europe Holamtro, please is Very Good Kit I need One
Wampa(Osvaldo Gonzalez ) Voluntier of Reascue Team Santiago Chile
I have a bag, great tools
awesome how buy this item?
donde lo adquiriste puedes colocar mas fotos sobre todo como es el interior como se sujetan las herramientas o si dichas herramientas puedo comprarlas por separado para ir de a poco armarme del kit. abrazos desde Chile
Yorman Yorman ….. Abrazos de Brasil jajajajaja
The safety clothes are very useful for our safety.Its a powerful
resource like rain gear it protects.so overall its a good topic.
aun sigo esperando poder adquirir uno hace 2 años pedi pero nunca obtuve respuesta 🙁