Gasoline-powered rotary rescue saws are widely used in the construction industry; however, there are a growing number of manufacturers who have marketed rotary saws specifically for firefighting and rescue operations. Rotary rescue saws for firefighting and rescue operations are designed to be lightweight to aid in deployment, include operating controls designed for use with gloved hands, and are capable of using many types of blades for cutting through different materials.
The Focus Group Report, Market Survey Report, and Assessment Report on Gasoline-Powered Rotary Rescue Saws are limited distribution documents, and are available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
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AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 03. CBRNE Operational and Search and Rescue Equipment
AEL Title: Tools, Gasoline-Powered
AEL Number: 03SR-02-TPGS
SAVER Project: Gasoline-Powered Rotary Rescue Saws