RES-Q-JACK in Elmira
If you were driving on Lake street in Elmira today you might have noticed more than a dozen cars smashed and flipped off the side of the road at Sullivan Street.
September 7, 2012
Elmira (WENY) - If you were driving on Lake street in Elmira today you might have noticed more than a dozen cars smashed and flipped off the side of the road at Sullivan Street. It wasn't a massive car pile up, it was a training exercise for the Elmira based company Res-Q-Jack. More than 30 trainers worked on techniques using a giant jack called "the extrication strut" to free people in emergencies. More than 90 first responders from across the country will be here tomorrow to learn how to use the strut. Those first responders like David Pease will learn how to use the Rescue Jack quickly to save lives as fast as possible.
“Having a tool like this gives us the versatility to go in and do that quick and do it fast and gives us a lot of ways to stabilize the vehicle. It allows them an avenue to go in and cut the vehicle and take the roof off and get the people out.”
Chris Pastore the inventor says, “If we have an entrapment where a patient is stuck under the car we can actually lift the car off the patient with one set of tools as opposed to having lift bags struts to stabilize the lift bags.”