FOR SALE: Demo Genesis Rescue Tools

June 16th, 2015

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Santiam has several demo Genesis rescue tools available for sale, including the combi-cutter system shown here. It includes a Genesis 17c combination spreader/cutter, Genesis M1X Mini-Pump, and hose. All of these currently have OSC (One Step Couplers) installed.

We also have other large tools, including the freshly serviced C-236 cutter with NXTgen inserts that you see in the below picture…

Contact Santiam if you have any questions.

Boot Paste for Leather Firefighting Boots

May 28th, 2015

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STC has introduced an excellent boot paste that is formulated for use in leather firefighting boots. This is a nice addition for those of use that like to use a boot paste to help keep our boots in good condition, here is one with a chemical design to allow it to be used with all leather firefighting boots. Let us know if questions.

Boot Paste

FOR SALE: Holmatro Rescue Tool Parts & Testing Equipment

May 20th, 2015

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Santiam has a bunch of available Holmatro Rescue Tool parts for sale, largely because of almost 25 years of being a dealer… Also some diagnostic & testing equipment for both Twin-Line and CORE tools.

Parts include for 1000 series, 2000 series, 3000 series, and 4000 series tools. Also Holmatro airbag coupling replacement parts. They include tool and pump seal kits / o-ring kits, main bolts, valves, pump plungers, etc. Approximately 30 boxes full of equipment.

With the three below PDF files, I outline the majority of what we have… File ending in “Item Sort”, products are sorted by Item #. Holmatro items start with HO in our system. We also have a mass of Honda engine parts associated with this, and they (along with lots of other things) are listed under SA (for Santiam source products).

111815-HolmatroParts-Item-Location (updated November 18, 2015)

Holmatro Parts – 051215-pictures (some of the items in this have been sold…)











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.


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!

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…


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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Price: $1,800 plus freight.