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Portable Rescue Jaw and Spreader

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.
126 Ridge Rd. Lansing, NY 14882
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Portable Rescue Jaw and Spreader
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC080017
Award Amount: $98,020.00


The Jaws-Of-Life is a hydraulic rescue tool used to rip cars apart. They consist of a pair of metal claws that are used to spread/cut/rip automobiles or other metal constructions apart in order to save persons who may be trapped inside. The Jaws of Life were originally designed for race track use but have since become a tool of rescue crews everywhere. Hale Products presently own the trademark Jaws-Of-Life though now a generically named rescue spreaders. The problem with current rescue spreader systems range in weight from 60 to 125 lbs and are comprised of separate power units and end effectors connected by a heavy hydraulic line or electrical cable. The complexity and weight of these systems makes them difficult to carry over rough terrain or deploy during airborne rescue. The opportunity lies in creating a light weight and powerful system which the rescue spreader can be amenable to long term storage, safe handling by trained personnel during operation, safe handling by untrained personnel when not in operation, and safe transportation in both ground and air vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Johnson
VP of Research

Business Contact:

Alex Deyhim
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 187 126 Ridge Rd Lansing, NY 14882

EIN/Tax ID: 342012599
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No