One-of-a-kind Self-Rescue Tool – Designed by Firefighters for Firefighters
The original LIFELINE, ® Rescue tool, is a one-of-a-kind device designed by firefighters to protect firefighters. The concept of the LIFELINE ™ Self-Rescue Tool and Sheath was created by one of our principal owners, James Counsellor (Jay for short). Jay has been a firefighter for the past twenty-two years and is the ex-assistant fire chief of the municipality of Hawthorne, New Jersey. Jay has received several commendations, including the Hawthorne Fire Department Life Saving Award. Jay saw a growing problem in the field with rising numbers of documented instances of firefighters becoming trapped or entangled in wires or cables, for example, when ceilings collapse. The entanglement often occurs in the area of the firefighter’s SCBA.
Firefighters have tried to use wire cutters or other types of knives to attempt to free themselves from entanglement situations, but those methods proved unreliable and ineffective. Jay developed the concept of the LIFELINE® Self-Extraction Rescue Tool with the dream of providing each firefighter in this country with a device to help save those that place themselves in harm’s way every day. Extensive engineering collaboration, manufacturing R & D and field testing have resulted in the most highly advanced state-of-the-art cutting instruments ever made. Today, our tools are being used in 3 continents and across 7 countries.
DESIGN TO SERVE FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE, MILITARY & OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS
The only self-rescue extrication tool of its kind is American made and offers highly aggressive (patent-pending) serrations with multi-purpose features that address the type of unexpected emergencies first responders face every day. Multipurpose, lightweight, and portable, this device can do the job of more than six different professional tools in a single all-in-one device. Today, thousands of LIFEINE® tools are actively being used in the field and saving the lives of first responders around the world.