“Hello. My name is Brad and I’m a volunteer firefighter/EMT for a rural area fire department in North Carolina. Several months ago, I saw the Resqme on YouTube and thought it was worth a buy. I attached it to my key ring and it has stayed there since. That is, until yesterday.
Our fire department got a call for a motor vehicle accident with a pin-in. I arrived on scene about 5 minutes later, geared up and went to work. The patient inside the car was in bad condition and trapped very badly. All 4 doors on the vehicle were jammed shut, preventing us from getting to the patient. As a few of the other firefighters braced the car, my lieutenant ordered me to bust the windows so that we could get to the patient inside. Knowing that time was of the essence, I started towards our fire truck to find a tool to break the glass when I remembered the Resqme on my key ring in my truck. I retrieved it and ran back to the wrecked vehicle where I used it to bust the windows we needed to gain access to the patient (without sending the end of a harmful tool inside the vehicle). Thus helping in our overall safety and extraction of the patient.
The Resqme proved itself invaluable yesterday as it helped us save valuable time and increase safety in extricating our patient. I will be buying several more in the near future for my gear as well will my fellow firefighters on the department.
Your tool really made a difference in my ability to do my job. I’m grateful. I’ll attach a few photos of me with my resqme.
Thanks again, Brad. “
resqme, Inc. is proud to work with United Hatzalah of Israel. This past August, resqme, Inc. made a donation of 2400 resqme tools to United Hatzalah of Israel, the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization in Israel. The goal of United Hatzalah is to reduce emergency response time and save as many lives as they can.
Recently, resqme, Inc. Founder and President, Laurent Colasse, after viewing a CNN segment on United Hatzalah, decided he could help by sending resqme tools to be used by volunteer first responders. Colasse, motivated by a need to help save lives, contacted United Hatzalah and offered the resqme tools. Colasse is dedicated to helping saves lives around the world and hopes the resqme tool can help United Hatzalah volunteers “when seconds count…” Response time is key in saving lives and the faster help arrives, the better the chances for those in need. resqme, Inc., as part of the Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel network is proud to support their mission: To save as many lives as possible.
United Hatzalah founder, Eli Beer, realizing that Israel did not have a conventional centralized first responder network hoped to incorporate the Hatzalah model already established in the United States by the Hasidic Jewish community in New York. Hatzalah means “rescue” or “relief” in Hebrew. Founded in 2006, United Hatzalah is now comprised of over 2000 volunteers who are either EMTs, paramedics, or doctors who are able to respond in under three minutes to any medical emergency in their immediate area. Today, United Hatzalah helps to break down barriers within Israeli society as Jewish and non-Jewish, male and female, religious and secular, work together to save as many lives as they can.
United Hatzalah of Israel, using “a proprietary GPS based deployment technology identifies the most qualified and closest volunteer to an emergency, maximizing efficient allocation of resources and minimizing response times. Fully equipped ambucycles travel nimbly through traffic, narrow alleys and obstructed roadways to bring all the necessary medical equipment an ambulance carries to the scene of an emergency.” Last year alone, United Hatzalah “treated 207,000 people–more than 42,000 of them in life-threatening conditions,” says Beer. “We got there in under three minutes and made a huge difference.”
Laurent Colasse and resqme, Inc. hope the resqme tools will aid United Hatzalah as part of their lifesaving efforts. Making a difference can start with just one person volunteering to help. To learn more about United Hatzalah, please visit here.
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