On August 19, 2018 at 13:17 West Mead #2 VFD & Meadville Ambulance were dispatched to 21481 Fisher Rd for a man trapped under a vehicle. LT Youngs and FF/RN Simmons responded to the scene and found a man completely under a Jeep Commander and struggling to breath. The Jeep had rolled off the ramps while the man was working on the vehicle. Upon arrival of Rescue Engine 29-8 LT Youngs ordered stabilization and the Paratech Air Bags. 29’s crew performed hazard control and placed the Paratech Air Bags. The vehicle was lifted and the patient was extricated in minutes from on-scene. While rescue operations were ongoing members of West Mead 2 and Meadville Ambulance were initiating patient care. The patient was flown by STAT MedEvac to UPMC Hamot and admitted in critical condition. Though his injuries were severe he is expected to make a full recovery. This life would not have been saved without a quick response and easy to use Paratech Air 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.
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.
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.
From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.