Rock Solid


TELECRIB® STRUTS provide the most advanced stabilization available to protect your crew and accident victims during extrication.

Compact and made from a hi-tech composite material which includes Kevlar® fiber, TELECRIB® STRUTS are half the weight of steel struts and 4X as strong...

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Glass Cutter

THE RIPPER removes windshields in 30 Seconds. 17 million new cars per year will have laminated glass side windows...

Gone are the days of relying strictly on punches to shatter tempered glass. The Ripper is best-in-class for Fire/Rescue and Law Enforcement glass management needs....

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Better Together

Strut + Cribbing

Designed for Engines/Pumpers, the TeleCrib® Jr Strut and Shark™ Jr Chock are a powerful, yet compact stabilization solution for Fire Due Responders.

Secure a vehicle in minutes for basic extrication and patient care.

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Struts in Action

Real Life Heroes

Rescue personnel in the field send us their photos of real accidents and extrications.

We post these real-life photos for all rescue personnel to see the extrications and Rescue 42 struts in action...

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Vehicle Stabilization

Struts 101

In talking with Rescuers around the world, I often ask this question: “What is your primary job at a motor vehicle accident with a trapped victim?” They most often respond (looking at me like I’m an idiot) “get the tools and cut the victim out.”

They are, of course, wrong. Yes, extrication is an important part...

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Shark Cribbing

Available in 2 sizes - the LARGE SHARK™ deploys to 16" for high clearance vehicles, SHARK™ JUNIOR to 12". Both collapse to 5" and nest for compact storage.

You can fit 4 SHARKS™ into less space than 2 wood or plastic chocks require.

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Successful Vehicle Extrication Starts by Having The Right Equipment

Celebrating Over 20 Years of the World's Most Advanced Cribbing

Protect Your Crew and Victims

Thousands of fire departments have trusted Rescue 42 for innovative, dependable fire and rescue equipment for over two decades. An ever-increasing demand for safer, more compact rescue vehicle stabilization equipment led to our developing the TeleCrib® Struts and the Shark™ Collapsible Step Cribbing.  Made from the strongest, most advanced composite, the TeleCrib® Struts are 4X stronger than steel struts and about half the weight.

The people of Rescue 42 have a deep commitment to quality and customer service and enormous pride that all of their products are made in the USA. Developed by firefighters for firefighter, our rescue struts and extrication support products are guaranteed to hold up to the rigorous needs of the fire/rescue service.

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Training Materials + Resources


Use our training pictures at your next training class. All pictures can be downloaded for ease of use.

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Join us at our next event or tradeshow. We travel the country to meet with you – our customers to find out how Rescue 42 can serve you better.

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Industry Leading Stabilization and Rescue Tools

Rescue 42’s commitment to innovation ensures that our customers have the most technologically advanced tools to support their extrication challenges. With vehicle crashes on the rise, extrication has become one of the most frequent calls in the fire service. Rescue 42 is committed to assisting departments, and their communities, with high quality stabilization tools to support rapid patient extrication and care. You will also find an extensive library of extrication stabilization training resources on the website and social media outlets to integrate into your operations. For questions about our tools, stabilization techniques, sales and demos, please contact us at (888) 427-3728 or You may also request a free catalog and stabilization DVD by using our online form. We’re here to support you in more ways than one.

Extrication is Critical

Extrication needs to be done quickly and properly in order to increase the chances of survival for the crash victims. However, it needs to be done safely so that you, the first responders, will not be in harm’s way. This is why you need the right gear support to properly back up any rescue attempts that you and your crew need to perform on the field. These include vehicle stabilization struts, rescue struts and vehicle stabilization equipment, among others.

The Right Equipment Saves Lives

Having the right fire and rescue equipment allows you to be able to stabilize the scene in a matter of minutes. This allows you, the rescue operator, to give the victim the best possible chances of survival– no matter how grim the situation. Better yet, durable and reliable equipment keeps you safe. This means you and your team can do your job confidently, knowing that your rescue gear and equipment will not fail you.

We Know What It’s Like in Your Shoes

As a fire and rescue professional, you face the most harrowing situations on a regular basis. And when it comes to saving lives in the most critical of conditions, proper equipment and timing matters in being able to undertake a successful vehicle extrication operation.

Here are Rescue 42, Inc., we want to help you do your job better. After all, so many lives are on the line. For any sales questions or inquiries, contact us to learn more or call us at the number above.