Extrication Training: Tunneling Through the Floorboard

September 15th, 2014

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Instructor Jerry Swift takes us through an extrication maneuver, tunneling through the floorboard of a car on its side.

Extrication Training: 3rd Door Conversion (non-conventional)

September 15th, 2014

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Instructor Jerry Swift shows a non-conventional 3rd Door conversion technique in this video… Interesting tool to have in your toolbox.

Washing Instructions: Pro-Tech 8 Firefighting Gloves

August 18th, 2014

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Pro-Tech Gloves just published instructions regarding how to clean their gloves. Apparently there have been problems with people machine washing their gloves, which ruin the gloves prematurely. Gloves are supposed to be Hand Wash Only, in Warm Water, with small amount of Mild Detergent / Soap, and Hang Dry.

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For more information, below PDF attachment is the instructions from the manufacturer that detail the issue.

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Extrication Training: Dash Lift

August 18th, 2014

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Genesis factory rep Anthony Fleming does a conventional “Dash Lift” with the new Genesis S53-XL spreader.

The Genesis S53-XL is the lightest weight, NFPA compliant 32″ spreader. Also has really good power and some really cool features… Has studs embedded in tips to assist with grip, even stronger gold tips (same material as NXTgen blades), etc.

Pike Pole vs. Ventilation Fan blades (when operating)!

June 12th, 2014

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This is a cool video! I knew it was not dangerous with the Ventry product because they use wood wrapped by fiberglass. But the video is worth a thousand words… While a ventilation fan is at full operation speed, someone sticks a pike pole through the shroud and into the arc of the fan blades…destroying the blades, but due to the design nobody gets hurt. Check it out!

FOR SALE: Used Holmatro Combi-Cutter Rescue Tool System

June 12th, 2014

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Santiam recently took this used Holmatro Rescue Tool system in on trade for Genesis Rescue Tools. The used rescue tool package includes a Holmatro PPU-20 Personal Power Unit (w/ Honda engine), along with Holmatro model 3150 combination spreader-cutter, and a 32′ hydraulic hose.

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Equipment is in good condition and would be fully serviced prior to sale.

Extrication Training: “Car Taco” – Part 2

June 2nd, 2014

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Here is the link to Part 2 of the Car Taco, taught by Instructor Jerry Swift.

FOR SALE: Used Holmatro Combi-Cutter System

February 20th, 2014

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Santiam has a used Holmatro combination spreader / cutter rescue tool system available for sale. The used rescue tool set includes a model 2002 combi-tool, a model PEHS4000 gas pump and a 16′ hydraulic hose. Other hose lengths may also be available…

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One of the spreading tips has some damage at the end of the tunneling portion of the tip (see picture below). The system is in good condition other than that.

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Extrication Training: “Car Taco” – Part 1

February 19th, 2014

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Check out this interesting video… Instructor Jerry Swift shows a new and unique technique for opening up an upside down car. Part 1 starts the process. Can you guess what he will do next?

FOR SALE: Demo “StabFast” Stabilization Strut Set

August 27th, 2013

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We have a demo StabFast set of stabilization struts for sale. In almost new condition.

The Stab-Fast struts are popular in Europe, and used for normal automobile extrication. This demo kit includes 3 struts.

Link to Weber Rescue Website Page: http://www.weber.de/wr/en/rettungsgeraete/download-stabilisierung-stab-fast-mk.php

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