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   Hydraulic hose line
 Hydraulic hose line
The 50 ft of hydraulic hose line on the reel allows a pre-attached tool to be used very quickly.
   
   
   Maverick Tool
 Maverick Tool
Maverick/Combination tool has a spreader and a cutter to it. The maverick can be operated by one person and with the quick connect to the hose reel it allows the ability to have a rapid extrication.
   
   
   32A Spreader
 32A Spreader
The spreaders can have different tips put on it to allow for spreading and pulling. Has a spreading distance of 32 inches. These are a smaller version of the original Jaws of life which were designed originally for NASCAR. The 32A’s are usually used with the junction box and needs two people to operate due to it’s weight of 90lbs.
   
   
   Tarp and PPV
 Tarp and PPV
(Positive Pressure Ventilator)

The tarp is used for the extrication tools only, when not in use the tools are placed on the tarp to allow them to stay clean. Dirt and debris getting into the hose system can seriously hinder the working of the hydraulic system.

The PPV (Positive Pressure Ventilator) is used in a house that might have smoke inside of it from either a small fire or electrical smell. The house is sectioned out by using the windows and the doors. Setting the fan in the front door each room is cleared with fresh air one room at a time using the positive pressure from the fan.
   
   

 

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