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Category: Rescue

This Self-Recovery Tool Uses a Vehicle’s Own Power to Escape From Sand, Mud or Ice

This is the Bush Winch, a vehicle self-recovery system that was created in the rugged environment of the Western Australian bush. Created by geologist and remote destination traveler, Patrick Verbeek, the Bush Winch is “a simple, reliable, portable, and powerful solution” that stemmed from his off-roading experiences on rugged terrain in harsh, isolated locations.

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This ‘Human Dolly’ Safely Lifts Patients and Avoids Injury for First Responders

This is the IndeeLift Human Floor Lift (HFL). It’s essentially a “human dolly” that safety assists and lifts individuals or patients who have fallen on the floor and struggle to get up or are in need of medical assistance. The IndeeLift HFL is effective for residential and commercial use, professional healthcare, and emergency medical services personnel.

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This Remote-Controlled ‘Smart Lifebuoy’ Reaches Victims Faster Even in Treacherous Waters

This is OceanAlpha’s Dolphin 1 Smart Lifebuoy, a life-saving device with propellers and a smart remote-control system. This unmanned surface rescue vehicle is integrated with a single beam/multi-beam echo sounder, camera, and obstacle avoidance system, etc. Its two powerful propellers can drive the lifebuoy to a maximum speed of 10kn/s.

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This Non-Lethal Coast Guard ‘Canon’ Shoots Out Rope and Brings Pirates’ Boats to a Halt

This is the Buccaneer Light Weight Interceptor (LWI), a non-lethal “canon” that deploys rope that entangles, disables, and intercepts boats suspected of narcotics trafficking, piracy or terrorist acts. Developed by BCB International and used by Coast Guards around the world to defend cargo ships, the Buccaneer LWI is an advanced development of the Buccaneer Anti-Piracy System.

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This Explosion-Proof Fire-Fighting Robot Kills Hazardous Petrochemical Fires

This is the RXR-MC80JD, an explosion-proof, fire-fighting, and scouting robot designed by China’s CITIC Heavy Industry Kaicheng Intelligent Equipment. It’s designed for fire-extinguishing and reconnaissance in an explosive environment, such as petrochemical refining, oil, and fuel gas storage, as well as other chemical manufacturing, storage, transportation sites.

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This ‘Rapid Evacuation Slide’ for Low-Rise Buildings Uses Aviation Slide Technology

This is the Slide To Safety, a rapid evacuation slide for buildings, or a patented Rapid Evacuation System developed as an alternative method of evacuation from low-rise buildings. This revolutionary slide can safely evacuate people during fires, natural disasters, gas leaks, or in active-shooter situations.

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This All-Terrain, Self-Driving Emergency Response Vehicle Is a Disaster-Relieving Beast

This is the ANT by Ferox, an all-terrain Advanced Necessities Transporter or a six-wheeled humanitarian aid vehicle with two modes of transport. Modeled after an actual ant, this first response aid vehicle transports food, water, medical supplies, and shelter to disaster-stricken areas or even war zones.

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This Heavy-Duty Bullet Is Actually a Lifesaving Survival Tool

This is the WYN Bullet developed by WYN Labs, based in Vancouver, Washington. It’s an innovative spring-loaded emergency window breaker. Using direct-impact technology, the WYN Bullet delivers a powerful strike directly to a tungsten carbide tip, allowing a driver trapped in a car to easily break the vehicle’s windows for emergency escape.

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This Tiny Tube Inflates into a Life Preserver As Soon As It Hits the Water

This is the OneUp, a compact, self-inflating life preserver that has a portable inner tube that inflates upon contact with the water. The tube is 20 times lighter than a regular life preserver. It’s easy to carry in a beach bag, backpack, or store on your boat or even clip right onto your clothing.

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