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Search and Rescue
Performing safe search and rescue operations takes the right equipment and proper training. The safety of victims and rescue personnel are riding on the decisions made and the equipment used.
Tactical considerations for entering a building or compromised structure is a concern for everyone involved. A weakened structure can collapse causing additional entrapments or casualties. Properly shoring and monitoring structure movement should be high on your incident command list of primary concerns. As command identifies hazards and develops a plan these industry leading tools should be in you rescue equipment cache.
At some point in your response plan, entering the compromised structure may be required. Weather it’s a structure fire or collapse, all means possible to shore up the stability of the structure and monitor its movement should be considered in your response plan to assure rescue personnel are as safe as possible.
Monitor, Shore, Rescue
Every successful response starts with the right tools. TEAM’s RTK25 is the hand tool kit you have always wanted to put together but never did. We have assembled it for you. Cut the battery cable, dig to place your cribbing or air lift bags, cut seatbelts, remove sheet metal, plug gas tank leaks and more with top-quality industrial grade tools.
SEARCH AND RESCUE
Structural Shoring and monitoring
We have Industry leading rescue equipment to help increase your odds for a successful rescue.
Structural Shoring to stabilize before sending rescue personnel in. Air lifting bags to rescue trapped entangled victims. Heavy rescue pneumatic impact tools to breach in confined spaces.
Monitor structure movement, locate and communicate with victims via search camera or detect movement of trapped victims at up to 98’ away.
Core drill or cut through any material you face with a variety of powerful hand tools or by a remote-control robot keeping rescue personnel at a safe distance.
Tools and kits to pull it all together.
FLIR Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging Cameras to find victims in smoke filled rooms or complete darkness. On the fire ground, on the water or in the air.
Paratech Structural Shoring
Shoring before entering the compromised structure. Structure fire or building collapse, all means possible to shore up the stability of a structure and monitor its movement. Plan to assure rescue personnel are as safe as possible.
PARATECH’s Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consist of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, PARATECH has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of PARATECH’s Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently.
PARATECH Structural Shoring
PARATECH’s Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse rescue operations. All aluminum alloy components of the Long Shore System are hard anodized to reduce electrical conductivity and increase strength and wearability.
Clamp and clevis assembly facilitating rapid raker deployment and take down.
The Acme Thread Long Shore allows soft placement at collapse incidents and can be safely secured with a minimum of shock to the load.
Designed to be the strut’s contact point, Paratech’s wide assortment of aluminum alloy base and end plates offer unparalleled versatility in the widest range of collapse support situations.
ABSOLUTE RAKER SET
Paratech sets the Raker standard, no wood, no pins, no chains…no hassle. The Absolute Raker provides flexibility, functionality and economy. Never worry about wood again—fully deployable in minutes—or easily turn your existing Paratech Raker into an Absolute Raker with the Standard to Absolute Upgrade Kit . Interoperational with all Paratech Rescue Support Systems, as always.
6’ Absolute Raker Set #22-796984
8’ Absolute Raker Set #22-796985
Standard to Absolute Raker Upgrade Kit #22-796983
ABSOLUTE FLYING RAKER
Paratech fully mechanical Absolute Flying Raker Sets leave the wood behind. Stronger, faster and easier than wood, the Absolute Flying Raker in 6 ft (1.8 m) or 8 ft (2.4 m) sets, allow rescue teams to build rakers around the rubble pile. Use the Woodless Flying Raker kit upgrade to upgrade a Standard Flying Raker to an Absolute Woodless Flying Raker. Interoperational with all Paratech Rescue Support Systems, as always.
6’ Absolute Flying Raker Set #22-796984F
8’ Absolute Raker Set #22-796985F
Woodless Flying Raker Brace Kit #22-796487
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US&R RESCUE STRUT SYSTEMS
The US&R Rescue Strut System is one of the most complete structural collapse systems that has been standardized by the FEMA US&R teams. For any team serious about Urban Search & Rescue, this is the system to make it happen. The system includes (2) 6’ Raker sets and numerous Rescue Struts and components to handle almost any disaster that the rescuers are faced with.
Basic to Complex
We have Solutions
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Gaining access to trapped victims may require drilling or cutting openings in various building materials.
Team kits featuring Husqvarna saws, drills and vacuums provide the power and reliability search and rescue teams depend on.
MAXIFORCE ® G2 AIR LIFTING BAG available 14 different sizes made from 3 layers of Neoprene covered Aramid fiber reinforcement with the power to lift, move or shift weights up to 89 tons.
PARATECH HydraFusion Struts (HFS) offer end users the ability to lift up to 10 U.S. Tons with a 2:1 safety factor.
Featured Paratech products
Heavy Vehicle Extrication
Rapid Extrication Kit
Forcible ENTRY Extrication
Things to consider before you bring out the big dogs
Every scene is different and your sizeup will determine your course of action.
What is the easiest, fastest, safest way to gain entry to the vehicle with the least danger. You may be inclined to jump to applying thousands of pounds of force on a metal hinge, a or b post with hydraulics but ask yourself. Is there a safer way? You may be able to simply cut away or bend a little sheet metal, remove a few bolts and the door will simply fall away opposed to risking a piece of metal or the tips of your hydraulic tool from breaking and becoming a projectile.
Be Prepared – In some cases, an air hammer kit or various hand tools may be a safer, faster solution. Know your options, train so you are prepared in the event your hydraulics are not available.