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Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars 3016

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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2017, 06:09:26 PM »
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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 02:53:21 AM »
Pretty intense.  I dont know the answer for you but this is worth watching. 


Adam did a Reddit AMA sometime after that episode aired which tells the parts of that story that didn't make the original video. A few years old, so some of you may already have seen it (starts about 40 seconds in).

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,495
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2017, 05:12:13 PM »
Thanks for the video.  I think we can all agree that being submerged would be that last thing we'd want to happen.  I cannot recall if we determined the rate of success for those who have been submerged b :think:.  In any case really scary.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2017, 02:52:52 AM »
I had an 8-week open water scuba certification course. I did 'buddy-breathing' with a 12-year-old kid that panicked, and snatched the respirator out of my mouth before i got a breath in our sharing cycle. I had a moment of panic, but I calmed right down. I guess I MADE myself calm right down. That was in a clean, clear swimming pool. Things probably get a lot scarier in murky, and potentially frigid water.

Luckily I'm fat, so I'm well insulated, and bob like a cork. :D

Also... we have ResQMe's on our car keys.
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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2017, 09:25:23 AM »
I had an 8-week open water scuba certification course. I did 'buddy-breathing' with a 12-year-old kid that panicked, and snatched the respirator out of my mouth before i got a breath in our sharing cycle. I had a moment of panic, but I calmed right down. I guess I MADE myself calm right down. That was in a clean, clear swimming pool. Things probably get a lot scarier in murky, and potentially frigid water.

Luckily I'm fat, so I'm well insulated, and bob like a cork. :D

Also... we have ResQMe's on our car keys.
Panic is a deciding factor in such situations. Or more precisely, the managing thereof.

Easier said than done.


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Hero Member Posts: 835 There's a SAK for that!
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 01:01:52 PM »
I had an 8-week open water scuba certification course. I did 'buddy-breathing' with a 12-year-old kid that panicked, and snatched the respirator out of my mouth before i got a breath in our sharing cycle. I had a moment of panic, but I calmed right down. I guess I MADE myself calm right down. That was in a clean, clear swimming pool. Things probably get a lot scarier in murky, and potentially frigid water.

Luckily I'm fat, so I'm well insulated, and bob like a cork. :D

Also... we have ResQMe's on our car keys.

You hit the nail on it's head I think. You MADE yourself calm right down.
I once got my respirator jerked from my mouth by someone who panicked (he lost his own mouthpiece). I must have inhaled out of a bad reflex because I had a mouth full of water and was starting to cough.
At that moment you need to realize that there are steps to take before you can breathe again. This takes control. As you said, you MAKE yourself calm.
It was a real eyeopener, recognizing the beginning of panic and then managing it.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,811 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2017, 03:11:48 PM »
I heard you can administer a sharp slap to a panicking person to make them regain their senses. Probably doesn't work underwater, but just sayin'.  :whistle:

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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2017, 04:36:57 PM »
I heard you can administer a sharp slap to a panicking person to make them regain their senses. Probably doesn't work underwater, but just sayin'.  :whistle:
I twaked you alot here on MTO and there's still no sense in you :whistle:




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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2017, 09:06:15 PM »
I heard you can administer a sharp slap to a panicking person to make them regain their senses. Probably doesn't work underwater, but just sayin'.  :whistle:

you mean like this ?


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Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2019, 06:26:47 AM »
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A woman trapped with her two sons in a car after a dramatic crash managed to cut her seatbelt, smash a window and free them all - thanks to a low-cost rescue tool.

The Warkworth woman, identified only by her first name Mel, said the rescue could not have happened without the Resqme device she carries on her keyring - which includes a blade and a spring-loaded spike to break side windows.

Now she is encouraging others to be prepared in case of an emergency...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/115079612/dramatic-car-crash-in-warkworth-ends-happily-thanks-to-lowcost-resqme-tool

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Police are getting new tools to save them vital seconds in life-and-death rescues.

The change was prompted by the rescue of a woman from a sinking car in Auckland. The two officers involved had to ask a Fairfax photographer to pass them a rock after they failed to smash the car windows with their batons.

A total of 7900 "Resqme" spring-loaded glass-breaking tools, costing only $10 each, will now be issued to frontline officers nationwide. They can be attached by a keyring to the officers' belts.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/71190808/

Hero Member Posts: 835 There's a SAK for that!
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2019, 10:18:29 PM »
Cool article.
I've used mine once on an old car door and it's an instant exit.
Mine is on my carkeys and I have a second one in my pack because public transportation does not offer window breakers anymore.

The resQme is cheap and effective.I wouldn't wan to miss my resquetool, but would not want to miss my resQme either.

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,495
Re: Rescue Tools in submerged/flooded cars
« Reply #41 on: Today at 03:54:14 PM »
I recall a conversation about the laminate windows in vehicles?  While the spring loaded device works well, I have a spring loaded center punch in my vehicle, I recall it may not be effective on laminate glass? 

FMVSS 226 occupant ejection mitigation requiring laminated side glass in all 2017 vehicles ( from net ). 

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