NEW ORLEANS, La. – Water is one of the strongest and most dynamic forces on the earth. Approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface is water.
Water can come up from the ground and down from the sky. Water can move with sufficient force to carry away or even destroy substantial and permanent structures, and be dense enough to cause severe blunt force trauma.
Water doesn’t get tired. Water is liquid energy. Water can sustain life or take it. Underestimating water and its potential to cause death and destruction would be a fatal flaw in any emergency response, rescue, or survival plan.
It’s designed based on three concepts.
- Obtaining and maintaining positive contact and a firm connection to the victim is essential to facilitating a successful rescue.
- ARM-LOC addresses several factors, including temperature, time, and other environmental conditions that can impede an individual’s physical and mental ability to be rescued or perform a rescue.
- The device must be buoyant and support a fatigued or injured victim. The ARM-LOC enhances the capabilities of the rescuer and the victim by providing assistance and resources that compensate for natural abilities that are diminished by environmental conditions, stress, and fatigue.
This device mechanically inflates using a CO2 system, or it can be manually inflated by an inflation tube. It also can float two adults simultaneously.
The system adjusts to the victim’s arm size automatically and can be in place for up to eight hours without causing damage to a victim’s arm. The device can be applied in the water to an individual by a rescuer or be self applied by a victim while in distress. It can be secured to a rescue guide line, and can be deployed quickly and accurately. It also is rugged and durable, and tested for hundreds of deployments.
If you are a professional first responder, specially deployed rescue professional, recreational or industrial water professional, water sportsman, survivalist, or resident of an area prone to water related emergencies, this is a great asset to your survival gear bag, car, boat, or specialized resources.
ARM-LOC is essential survival gear to have at your disposal when losing your grip, means losing a life.
About the author: Jeremy Dewberry is the owner, director of training, and K9 handler at Legacy Safety & Security, a one -stop shop for safety products and safety trainer. Legacy offers various safety products such as body armor, as well as firearm safety and training and evaluation in home protection and community awareness. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.