U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer training in cliff rescue operations using the LSC Quick Strop Some customers have expressed concern, and even confusion, over the term “uninjured” in our owner’s manuals. For example, “The Quick Strop shall be used to hoist uninjured persons only,” is stated in the Quick Strop manual and one [...]
(Les denne artikkelen på norsk) LSC's redesigned hook gate will make the proven D-LOK even safer than the original as hoisting tactics and equipment use evolves. Lifesaving Systems has redesigned the double-locking gate for our D-LOK hoist hook in response to customer feedback and issues relating to dynamic rollout and the ever-changing tactics [...]
Lifesaving Systems Corp. is pleased to announce that our TRITON Rescue Harness has received FAA Approval under TSO C167 - Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS). This approval comes after significant independent laboratory testing and review by the FAA. As more and more sea rescue operations move to contracted services, the requests for regulatory approval likewise [...]
Lifesaving Systems is proud to offer our Litter Rail Pads – part number 182 – for sale beginning in 2017. These pads are specifically designed to for the contours of our 404 and 406 series Medevac stainless steel and titanium litters. They are easily attached in just minutes and will offer protection for all types [...]
After recently adding our quick strops and then soon after our Medevac II Liters to their list of approved devices, the Army's AED Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), has evaluated our original Medevac litters and added the devices to Airworthiness Release (AWR) 980 as approved for use on U.S. Army UH/HH-60 platforms. The Medevac litters, including the #402, [...]
Though the mission had started out easy enough, three hours later it was the single worst moment of my life and by far my worst day in a helicopter. We were 240 miles offshore. It was pitch black, freezing cold, my best friend, Mike, was in the water and the hoist cable was - strand-by-strand [...]
I operated as a helicopter rescue swimmer for almost a decade before hearing the phrase "ring rollout." When you consider that the hoist-hook installed on U.S. Coast Guard aircraft at the time was the Mil-Spec hook pictured above and the most dangerous hook available, my ignorance of the concept is sobering. Dynamic Rollout or Ring Rollout - [...]
In this video our Product Development Manager, Mario Vittone, explains the function and use of the Tri-Sirius Strobe. Developed first for the U.S. Navy, this device allows helicopter and vessel crews to quickly identify their in-water rescuer from other strobe lights in mas-casualty response operations.