AMKUS Rescue Systems News

Amkus Announces Participation At The 2020 Fire Expo With ION Tools On Display

Behind every great firefighter is a department and behind every great department is Firehouse Expo, the trade show and expo for the fire industry, offering all the behind-the-scenes tools, training, equipment and exposure to the ideas and inspiration firefighters need to be bright and brave in the business. Amkus recommends not to miss the event that everyone is talking about. Firehouse Expo, the fire-service event in North America, is bigger than ever. 2020’s event includes 32 hands-on t...

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Uses Amkus Tools To Save People From An Overturned Tractor Trailer Collision

Rescue Squad 741B and Chief 741F from Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, along with other units from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, were dispatched to the inner loop of the Capital Beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue for the reported collision, possibly involving an overturned tractor trailer. Initial arriving units found a jackknifed tractor trailer with the cab overturned and heavily damaged. The sole occupant was determined to be severely pinned and barely visib...

Iredell Rescue And Cool Springs Fire Department Saves A Patient Pinned Under The Vehicle With Amkus Spreader Lift

The call was dispatched for a vehicle overturned with 4 patients possibly 2 pin in the vehicle. Andy Webster Chief of Cool Springs arrived on scene and confirmed double pin in. Deputy Chief Brandon Lester of Iredell Rescue arrived on scene and started assessment of vehicle. Delane Mcwhorter arrived on scene with crash truck and all personal above started assisting with deploying tools and assist with cribbing vehicle. Deputy Chief Brandon Lester from Iredell Rescue started extraction efforts on...

Lebanon Fire Department Attends To An Accident Using Spreader And Cutters From Amkus

Lebanon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident (4 patients in one vehicle and one patient in the other vehicle) on Route 19 at Washington / Russell County Line with entrapment. One patient died at the scene, one patient died at hospital, and one patient was transported to Wake Forest with life threating injuries (not sure on status). The rescue team sent by Lebanon Fire Department used the Amkus spreader and cutters to gain access to the patient and then had to use the extended tips...

AMKUS Introduces Battery Powered And Twin-Lined Rescue Tool

AMKUS Rescue Systems introduces a line of high performance, battery powered and twin-lined rescue tools. The cutters, spreaders, and combi-tools are constructed from solid aluminum and are ready for service in the severe duty of challenging first responders. The new battery powered ION® tool’s onboard pump system delivers amazingly fast performance under both loaded and unloaded conditions. The tools are compact to access tight spaces and require less room on apparatus. In addition, t...

Batesville Fire Department Uses Amkus ION Spreader And ION Cutter To Rescue Person Trapped Under Vehicle Rollover

Batesville Fire Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover MVC. Unknown Injuries and Unknown entrapment during the 3 minute response time they received a radio transmission that one subject was trapped in the rear of the vehicle. After stabilizing vehicle Batesville Fire utilized Amkus’ brand new ION Spreader and ION Cutter. From time of arrival until the subject was being transported to the hospital was 10 minutes. This was the first extraction with Amkus’ new ION tools...

Kaleb Tyree And Jacob Morris Perform Rescue Operations Using Amkus E- Hydraulic Tool

Firefighter Kaleb Tyree got to save a female life with the new Amkus E- Hydraulic tool. The quick use of the tool helped him and Firefighter Jacob Morris extricate the female from the car. Firefighter Morris used Amkus spreader to gain access to the proper cutting points they needed. The new E- Hydraulic Tools at the department helped them get the patient out faster and safer. Names and titles of individuals that directly supervised, actually operated, or provided direct assistance to the opera...

Firefighters From Dunklin Fire Protection District Use Amkus Products For Rescue Operation

DFRD responded to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. DFRD arrived to find a heavily entrapped driver of a sedan which had been struck head on at high speed. The entrapped patient was a critical patient who was unconscious and had experience multi-system trauma. Personnel used the Amkus spreader, cutter, and ram to remove drivers side doors, remove the B post, and perform a dash roll. The patient was quickly extricated by FD personnel. This was the first use of the company’s new Amk...

Firefighters From Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Use Amkus Tools For Fire Rescue

Rescue Squad 741 was dispatched to the outer-loop of interstate 495 between Old Georgetown & Bradley Boulevard for the collision with one overturned. On arrival, it was determined that the vehicle was upright but had come to rest this way after flipping 3 times, with two occupants in the front driver and passenger seats. RS741 positioned to use the Amkus tools on both sides of the rig, allowing both firefighters to have a spreader and cutter each on their side. Simultaneously, the rear door...

Firefighters Of Centreville Volunteer Fire Department Use Amkus Tools For Latest Rescue Operation

CFD units responded to MVA with entrapment. R1 and E2 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle resting on its passenger side. EMS and CPD is on scene PTA. Pt is heavily entrapped. Due to being short staffed on initial response, mutual aid is requested. Pt’s head is partially ejected out of the A side/roof of the vehicle with c-spine being maintained by EMS and lower extremities appear to be pinned by dashboard. Res-Q-Jacks and cribbing placed to stabilize the car. Firefighter was sent in...

Amkus Rams And Spreaders Aid In The Extrication In A Car Accident

CFD was requested by HCRS for mutual aid assistance on a confirmed accident with entrapment at Logan Hill. R-1 responded and arrived without incident to find a single SUV off the roadway head-on into a tree. The vehicle was upright and appeared to be very unstable due to its position on the steep roadside. HCRS and EMS were on scene PTA. The lead paramedic advised they had one critical patient heavily pinned by the dash and his lower extremities VUMC Lifeflight was enroute. A second non-critica...

Amkus Tools Help In Extrication Efforts With Cutters In An Accident With Entrapment

Barlow Fire Department was dispatched mutual aid to assist with an accident with entrapment. The crew was given the first assignment to stabilize the passenger vehicle and trailer of truck. The company requested the Amkus O cutter and speedway cutter. The crew assisted in deploying these tools to assist in extrication efforts. After a 15-20 minute extrication time, the patient was free from the vehicle.

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