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What Rescue Tool do you use, and why? 25286

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2009, 09:20:20 PM »
Heh I keep a pry bar between driver's seat and door on the floor, anyone asks it's for fixing stuff.  :D

You can fix alot of problems with a pry bar.   :D

Yeah, but the excuse only really works when you have a clunky old jeep.  :D
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2009, 10:01:22 PM »
I'd love to do that, but I just know I'd get stopped and searched.  :(

But it says "RESCUE TOOL" right on it, so obviously it can only be used for GOOD!
Surely any copper can see that!


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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2009, 10:15:20 PM »
I'd love to do that, but I just know I'd get stopped and searched.  :(

But it says "RESCUE TOOL" right on it, so obviously it can only be used for GOOD!
Surely any copper can see that!



It still has a locking blade and sadly that's all that counts.  :(

I would like to think they would use their loaf.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2009, 10:38:40 PM »
I'd love to do that, but I just know I'd get stopped and searched.  :(

But it says "RESCUE TOOL" right on it, so obviously it can only be used for GOOD!
Surely any copper can see that!



It still has a locking blade and sadly that's all that counts.  :(

I would like to think they would use their loaf.
Not likely with target's to meet ::)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2009, 07:49:03 PM »
spring loaded center punch is the way to go, everything else is a rip-off.

I speak from 32 yrs. in the fire service.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2009, 07:53:11 PM »
spring loaded center punch is the way to go, everything else is a rip-off.

I speak from 32 yrs. in the fire service.

Welcome aboard!  Most of my fire service time was in a rural/small town VFD before going to EMS.What's been your primary experience?

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2009, 10:01:27 PM »
mostly wildland/urban interface with a very liberal dose of metro, rural and "pure" wildland thrown in for good measure.

my current house is in a residential area; the average size home is approx. 3500 sq ft and it goes up from there, we also respond up into the foothills on the eastern end of our battalion.

this house is for the "old" guys and is supposed to be slow :-\

I'm retiring in Sept; can't wait to go, I've had my fill - it's on to bigger and better things! :D

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2009, 05:15:46 AM »
I get the impression you're in So. Cal...and if that's the case I'd be more than ready for retirement after three consecutive brushfire seasons there.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2009, 03:22:48 AM »
naw.....central California, east side of the san Joaquin valley although my dept covers the un-incorperated area from 6000' in the sierra nevada clear over to the montery county line in the coast ranges.

big area; very, very diverse.

all of our engines are rescue engines: we also have a heavy rescue in the central part of the district that responds any where it's needed.

we serve 2600 square miles and 150,000 citizens with 11 engine companies, 1 ladder, 1 heavy/swift water rescue 1 rescue boat 1 squad, 2 brush patrols, 6 water tenders and 1 state oes engine.

our staffing leaves much to be desired, we run 2-0 staffed except the ladder which is 3-0 and 2 engines staffed 3-0. budgets are very stretched as you might imagine.

how about you? what's your dept like?


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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2009, 05:50:16 AM »
That's a lot of territory to cover with that little bit of resources.I wouldn't want the headache of covering staffing for vacations.
 My old dept,like I said was a VFD,serving about 4500 people in 6 sq miles.Apparatus is 3 engines,1 rescue,and one command truck out of one station. I took a look at the most recent TOE,and it's very officer heavy.1 Chief,2 Ass't Chiefs,2 Deputy Chiefs,4 Capts,4 Lt's and 24 FF. When I was there and active I was a Driver/Engineer,I see that my old unit number is now assigned to a Lt.

BTW,my great-uncle was a major player in organizing some FD's in Northern Cal,in and around the Truckee area.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2009, 12:14:44 PM »
Dunc why no case with the RecueTool? that bright red sure makes it stick out
and it's nice protection against fly-around missile (roll over) :think:

just curious ;)

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2009, 12:55:51 PM »
Dunc why no case with the RecueTool? that bright red sure makes it stick out
and it's nice protection against fly-around missile (roll over) :think:

just curious ;)

I bought it off a forum member on here but it didn't include the sheath . The seller did tell me before I bought it  :tu:
   At work I'm issued one of these .....   http://catalog.beaverspor...=Scorpio&pid=28#image

which I have attached to my lifejacket at all times but its very low quality steel and doesn't take a very good edge . My Vic Spirit believe it of not has a slightly longer cutting edge and out performs it several times over .And I can deploy it nearly as quick . The fixed blade does have a serrated edge which is passable .I will only use it in emergancies when I need one handed deployment .The key thing in my job is to have something the public won't be scared of and the Spirit is well suited and with the blunt tip its ideal and really shines in its role  ;)

Dunc
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2009, 04:15:45 PM »
A WWR LaGRiffe or a Tasman Salt or a Spyderco Rescue.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2009, 10:15:33 PM »


I just got one of these ...

Boker BK-02BO300 Boker Plus Cop Tool.  The Cop Tool, originally developed and field tested by Roy Huntington, a police officer with more than 20 years experience, features a 1.75" chisel ground blade made of 440C stainless steel. The chisel ground blade has a brushed satin finish with a seatbelt/line cutter, a serrated cutting edge, a sharpened flat chisel tip, a lower finger choil and full tang construction. The deeply checkered G10 handle, 4.25" long, has a finger choil and a lanyard hole. A very durable heay uty thermoplastic sheath is included. Overall length: 6.0" of the tool is.

The Cop Tool can be used as a lever, chisel, belt cutter, scraping tool, or as a multifunctional knife.

Small, compact and extremely effective.

The bead blasted blade is made of high performance 440C stainless steel.

For the perfect grip, even with gloves or wet hands, Boker uses textured G-10 for the handle, which eliminates any danger of slipping.

The leather sheath can be carried discreetly in the waistband, or fits well on any gear belt .

The Boker Plus Cop Tool comes complete with lanyard as shown.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2009, 10:21:11 PM by eodtech »

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2009, 10:22:43 PM »
Dunc why no case with the RecueTool? that bright red sure makes it stick out
and it's nice protection against fly-around missile (roll over) :think:

just curious ;)

I bought it off a forum member on here but it didn't include the sheath . The seller did tell me before I bought it  :tu:
   At work I'm issued one of these .....   http://catalog.beaversports.co.uk/product.php?image=29&pn=Scorpio&pid=28#image

which I have attached to my lifejacket at all times but its very low quality steel and doesn't take a very good edge . My Vic Spirit believe it of not has a slightly longer cutting edge and out performs it several times over .And I can deploy it nearly as quick . The fixed blade does have a serrated edge which is passable .I will only use it in emergancies when I need one handed deployment .The key thing in my job is to have something the public won't be scared of and the Spirit is well suited and with the blunt tip its ideal and really shines in its role  ;)

Dunc

You need one of these :D :



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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2009, 07:44:24 AM »
That would be very nice  :tu:


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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2009, 11:59:30 AM »
Love my Victorinox Rescue Tool, but have a Byrd CaraCara Rescue blade too.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2009, 10:34:21 PM »
I have two Ti rings which have a screw in glass breaker but! I will get one of those ResQmes tools,as I fear in a crisis fiddling and trying to screw a tip into my ring would waist valuable seconds   :-[


I should point out I don't really have two my wife has one and I the other  :salute:

here's a picture of the rings,





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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2009, 11:07:55 PM »
hmmm strange! no one has such a tool  >:D
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2009, 11:21:00 PM »
To be honest I doubt the efficienty of a ring mounted window breaker. Your finger bone is pretty weak, so the question is really which is going to break first, your finger or window?  :P
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2009, 12:03:37 PM »
My father has 25 years fire fighter and other than a blade he had a spring loaded punch and with a Brother going into the department I was looking for a good gift for him I was thinking the Vic rescue tool but there sure are alot out there.
Are there firefighters out there who use this or have a fav. I know the punch but is there any other tried and tru ones out there not not just a glove box rescue tool.
Peace
and those ring things are cool but ya I would worry about my finger bones not being strong, neat idea.
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2009, 10:22:06 PM »
I now carry my Boker Rescom with me, thankfully never had to use it in a life emergency situation.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2009, 06:00:31 PM »
I own several ResQmes and mine all work just fine as a punch and as a seat-belt cutter. There really is no need in my opinion to need a replaceable blade, because it's not something that I would play around with. I keep it at the ready and am confident with it after only the one test.

I have one of mine mounted in my truck, by the way. I pulled the headliner out, and punched 2 holes just before the center globe. A grommet in each hole, and the key ring threaded through. It becomes easily accessed by any user in the vehicle, and have no fear that it will get lost in a roll over or a swim.

The others are on various bags I carry, in case I come across a roll over victim, or am on a search (member in training GSAR)  :tu:

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2009, 06:56:56 AM »
hu-uh.

I just avoid getting up to my nipples in smurfhittingthefannery.

In any case, I'm fairly sure if I smack a window with a pair of vicegrips I'll be able to break it, & I've always got a SAK on me to cut whatever needs cutting.


Call me under-prepared or naive if you wish, but so far so good.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2009, 10:34:47 PM »
Guess I´ll have to get a Res-Q-Me too. Or maybe a Houdini pro!

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2009, 05:35:22 PM »
There are several ResQme videos on YouTube that show how it works.  I have some and need to get more.

I have a Glock 23 in my console.  I suppose that will take out a window.  Not too good on belts though!

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2010, 06:06:11 AM »
Dusting off an old thread: I use a Benchmade Rescue hook#-5 / Spyderco Enduraand an old fasion pair of trauma shears.

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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2010, 09:50:22 AM »
I have a ResQme on my car key. I hope I will never need it. I might get a Vic rescue tool one day.  :drool:

Bought another ResQme for my better half, but I haven't seen it for weeks. He doesn't believe he will need it, he sais he can always release a seat-belt, no matter in what situation. He took it anyway, just to make me feel better, but now it's not in the car and not on his keys  :think:  :(
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Re: What Rescue Tool do you use, and why?
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2010, 03:46:53 PM »
Just a ResQMe for me.

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