Jaws of Life

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A popular term for several types of piston-rod hydraulic tools used to pry open or cut apart vehicles in MVAs/RTAs when a victim is trapped inside.
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The company is best known for its expertise in highly engineered fluidics systems and components, as well for expertise in fire and safety products including the Jaws of Life family of rescue and recovery tools.
Dean Beech, Mark Kirk, Pedro Taylor and Jason Hadley used a circular saw, crowbars and a jaws of life to try and break into the cash vault of the machine at Waitrose in Bertie Road.
An additional set of Jaws of Life from the Townsend Fire Department assisted in the extrication, according to Chief Sullivan.
The money helped pay for key equipment and training, comprising grain bin rescue equipment, ventilation fans and jaws of life.
We're going to have to get the jaws of life up here to pry the trunks open and see about the rifles and shotguns," Martin said.
Finally, firefighters arrived with a full-scale jaws of life, and even these struggled, simply chipping away the surface of the plate.
WATER J POSER Danny gets himself drenched for the 2011 calendar WELL CUT Z Gabor wields jaws of life AXE Z MAN COMETH Fire-fighter Mark in an action pose
Los Angeles County firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get her out.
We may need to get the Jaws of Life to pry him free from the thing, but we've got to pry him free," Mr Kerry said of the President.
I crawled under the tree and I yelled to them that I needed the ambulance and the Jaws of Life,'' he said, adding that through the downed utility poles and heavy branches, they weren't able to see Mr.
I have been dismayed at the level of misinformation peddled by the Labor Opposition about this issue and about a reduction of jaws of life .