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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Clay McFerrin, editor of the Sun Sentinel in nearby Charleston, said: "They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle.
There are several warrant articles for the Fire Department -- including one for a utility fire vehicle, another for a $35,000 Jaws of Life and another for two full-time firefighter/paramedics.
We are best known for our expertise in highly engineered fluidics systems and components, as well for our 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.
The team, from Bournbrook Fire Station, showed a team of paramedic students from Denmark how they used cutting equipment, commonly known as the jaws of life, to rescue casualties from vehicles involved in accidents.
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.
More than 100 Dearborn firefighters received training over the past three days with new extrication equipment, commonly known as "the jaws of life," that the Dearborn Fire Department obtained through the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program.
Worcester and Gates roads, head-on two-car motor vehicle collision, one patient stuck in the vehicle; ambulances requested, person rescued with Jaws of Life.
Many of our sponsors will also be at hand to demonstrate health and safety information for the children, there will be helicopter, K9 Units, and a Jaws of Life display
Rescue workers used the jaws of life to remove the driver of the passenger car from the wreck, Lane Rural Fire Rescue batallion chief Kevin Gent said.
Emergency services at the fishing pier had considered using an axe and Jaws Of Life extrication tool.