For rail rescue incidents, Paratech offers the only strut system strong enough to shore the immense loads. Paratech's Air Lifting Bags are often also used to solve a variety of day to day concerns, such as a load-shifting, car re-railing, and maintenance.


Vehicle Stabilization
Paratech’s shoring strut systems are some of the strongest in the world, and capable of stabilizing full-size locomotives and fully loaded train cars.

Railroad Car Re-Railing
In certain scenarios, air lifting bags can be used to assist in re-railing operations. Where trains cars and locomotives have strong lifting points close to ground level, air lifting bags can be used to raise and shift cars back onto the tracks, or lift the car high enough to place re-railing equipment under the train car. Air lifting bags can also be used in close quarters to shift train cars to create enough space to use other equipment. Air lifting bags are a useful addition to re-railing packages.

Rail Maintenance
Air lifting bags are an especially good way to simplify your rail maintenance tasks. Lightweight and designed to be used in the field, air lifting bags make rail maintenance much easier. A small air lifting bag and a lightweight foot pump can lift an entire section of rail, allowing access to the ballast and ties underneath.

Engine Maintenance and Repair
In small confined spaces, with irregular surfaces, air lifting bags are the force applicators you need. In large engine maintenance, often large, irregularly shaped, heavy internal parts have to be shifted small distances. Air lifting bags are a great tool for replacing bearing caps or aiding in the placement of the transmission. Air  lifting bags won’t damage your engine’s internals and can make those difficult jobs a breeze.

Shipped Load Adjustment
During a cargo’s long journey from manufacturer to local distributor, it can often shift and move inside their shipping containers. When the load becomes uneven within its container, it can cause problems for the transporter. Paratech air lifting bags are frequently used inside shipping containers to shift loads and restore load balance. Available space can sometimes be small, and difficult to maneuver, so air lifting bags present a good solution to place between loads to shift them back into place.

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  • Air Lifting Bags

    Paratech is the industry leader in Air Lifting Bags with top quality traditional flat bags while also leading the way with entirely new innovative designs. Paratech Air Lifting Bags are made of the highest quality materials to provide peak performance and with dozens of 'ease of use' design choices.

    Air Lifting Bags
  • Forcible Entry Tools

    For more than 50 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy-duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency personnel and the life they are saving. From our popular full line of Hooligan Tools to our powerful Percussive Rescue Tool (PRT), to our compact & versatile Pry-Axe, Paratech has led the way in design and manufacturing of dependable and unstoppable forcible entry tools.

    Forcible Entry Tools
  • High Angle and Rope

    Paratech Pod Systems (Tri, Bi and Mono) are the strongest high angle systems available. All kits come with a carrying case and all of the bases needed. Use AcmeThread or LongShore Struts and Extenstions to create a system for your desired length. Paratech's elevator rescue equipment can lock down an elevator car or securely attach to an elevator entry door casing for rope rescue down the elevator shaft.

    High Angle and Rope
  • Impact Tools

    From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.

    Impact Tools
  • Maritime Damage Control

    The Paratech Damage Control System (DCS) brings maritime damage control shoring into the 21st century. Speed, strength, flexibility and capability are the hallmarks of Paratech’s DCS . Everything about the system has been designed to simplify the difficult task of damage control shoring and improve response time.

    Maritime Damage Control
  • Rescue Trailers

    The Special Mission Tender (SMT) is a rescue response trailer containing equipment packages for Trench Rescue, USAR or both. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need for rescue, organized for quick mobile response.

    Rescue Trailers
  • Structural Shoring

    Paratech's Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consists of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, Paratech has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits, and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of Paratech's Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently. Test

    Structural Shoring
  • Training and Tactics Courses

    Paratech offers a 2-day, 3-day and week-long training courses to enhance your department’s capabilities with Paratech equipment. We will discuss, demonstrate, and perform techniques for real world applications. The training will be performed by certified Instructors that have gone through a rigorous Paratech training program that enables them to provide the finest instruction on Paratech products available.

    Training and Tactics Courses
  • Trench Shoring

    Paratech offers void fill cushions, pneumatic control equipment and shoring struts for trench rescue. Paratech's strut systems are unrivaled in strength and simplicity, making them perfect for trench rescue scenarios.

    Trench Shoring
  • Vehicle Stabilization

    Vehicle stabilization is the first step in extrication. Paratech offers a wide range of stabilization solutions from passenger cars to fully loaded tractor trailers and even locomotives.

    Vehicle Stabilization

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