Cartoon by Sam Wallace
THE HISTORY BEHIND OF THE JAWS OF LIFE
Hydraulic Rescue Tools were first patented in 1961 by George Hurst after he witnessed rescue crews take over an hour to extricate stock car drivers from crashed cars. Before the HURST® tools were in use, firefighter rescue teams used circular saws to cut open car frames.
Learn about the different vehicle extrication tools and how to use them in these Fire Spotlight training videos:
AMKUS rescue tool demonstration >
Colorado Holmatro team fully extricates a vehicle in under 8 minutes >
Vehicle Extraction strategies and tips >
Hurst Super Vac 20” Battery Fan, Compatible with HURST® EWXT™/E3™ Rescue Tools >