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.

The New TRI-SAR: Minor Changes – Major Improvement

By | October 29th, 2018|Boat Gear, Design, Helicopter Gear, Products, The Gear|

HSM-37 Swimmers practice rescue ops off Hawaii (Some guys have all the luck) - photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirk (Nice shot Matt!) 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 [...]

CLARIFICATION ON TERM “UNINJURED” IN LSC OWNERS MANUALS

By | September 28th, 2018|Boat Gear, Helicopter Gear, Products, The Gear, Training|

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 [...]