A live-saving appliance no fireman working with respiratory protection should forget about. The RESCUE LOOP Rescue Sling is suitable and licensed for the attachment to a safety chain during rescue operations in compliance with European regulations (EN 566). It offers sufficient redundancies with a failure load of 22 kN. Many currently available slings have a failure load of only up to 3 kN = 300 kg. Under extreme circumstances, this may lead to life threatening situations!
The RESCUE-LOOP has a wide range of application:
- Carrying aid to save injured persons (left side)
- Emergency harness to rescue an injured person or oneself (left side)
- Searching of rooms: The rescue sling is attached to one fireman’s belt with an HMX carabiner, the other end is held by the team leader. This way less time is needed to search a room or area and yet the team is safely connected by the rescue sling.
- Opening and secure closing of fire doors: First, the sling is fastened to the door knob; then, after searching a room, in case of an imminent explosive flame or flashover, the door can be closed quickly and safely. The same technique should be applied when cooling flue gas with nozzles!
There are also "insert slings" with low breaking load available on the market. If products with too low breaking load are selected, there may be an increased risk of death!