The Gear

A series on The Gear from LIfesaving Systems; short vignettes on what the gear wants, where it is going, how it gets there, and what it does for a living.

New Floating Marker Light – Approved and Shipping

LSC is proud to announce the next generation Floating Marker Light – the #650 FML-7.  This light provides a solution for mariners that incorporates modern electronics and performance with LSCs rugged design standards to create a device that will stand up to the harsh conditions of the maritime environment.  The FML-7 (Part # 650) is …

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The New TRI-SAR: Minor Changes – Major Improvement

The TRI-SAR has been used well-over a million helicopter hoists since its design and release over twenty years ago. This year alone, LSC has taken orders for over 1,400 TRI-SAR variants for users all over the world, with much of that activity coming from the U.S. Navy’s decision to switch all surface swimmers to the surface …

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rescue work on cliff

CLARIFICATION ON TERM “UNINJURED” IN LSC OWNERS MANUALS

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 rescue swimmer argued that anyone who is even mildly hypothermic has an “environmental injury” and that we …

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