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Proposal Number: 0711092
Proposal Title: Portable Rescue Jaw and Spreader
Topic Number: H-SB07.1-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Subterranean Response and Evacuation
Organization: Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 187
126 Ridge Rd
Lansing, NY 14882-0187  
Abstract: 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.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC080017
Period of Performance: 10/22/2007 - 05/07/2008
Award/Contract Value: $98,020.32
Award/Obligated Amount: $98,020.32