South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide

 

Road Crash Rescue Equipment

The Jaws of Life

Spreaders Cutters Road Crash Rescue equipment is designed to assist emergency service workers in extricating a casualty from a crashed vehicle without causing further injury or stress. The equipment is designed to work quietly and quickly to cut the steel which entraps a casualty within a vehicle.

The tools which will be most often used will include the Cutters, Spreaders and Rams. Other items to assist in the extrication will include air bags, trim removal tools, glass catchers and stabiliser materials.

Appliance mounted Road Crash tools

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit