GEORGETOWN — You won’t believe it until you see it.
On a recent visit to the Georgetown, Massachusetts fire department, Chief Albert Beardsley took a few minutes to demonstrate his department’s newest rescue tool. According to fire officials, this BATTERY-POWERED Hurst Jaws of Life cutter shown in the video above and the Jaws of Life spreader seen below are actually more powerful than traditional hydraulic tools, and it only takes five seconds to turn them on and get to work.
Tools like this save lives by removing precious set-up minutes from the rescue process. Firefighters just grab and go.
The tools are battery-powered, with backup 110v electrical cords. They don’t require any hydraulic cabling or setup time. Take it out of the truck, turn it on, go.
The Georgetown Fire Department recently acquired these tools thanks to a federal grant.
Made by Hurst, the original Jaws of Life manufacturer, the new “edraulic” line of rescue tools are simply amazing. The cutter actually has 77 percent more cutting force than a traditional tool, allowing it to cut into modern cars and strong metal components with ease. And the spreader has 14.4 percent more power than its older counterpart. Both are also lighter than their hydraulic predecessors.