RescueVac Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes rescue equipment for fire departments, emergency response teams, and general industry.

Recognizing that victims of trench collapse incidents were dying due to extended rescue times, which could take 6-8 hours using shovels and buckets to remove the dirt, it was determined that a better way had to be made available. Through advanced and patented equipment and procedures, the Rescue Vac System was created.

Named a winner of the 2009 Chicago Innovation Awards, the RescueVac “Saves Time, Saves Lives”, by reducing the rescue time by as much as 80%, taking a rescue from hours to minutes. In addition to increasing the survivability of both victims and rescuers, faster rescue times have meant significantly reduced manpower needs and operating costs.

Company principals, David Adler and Mark Bozik, bring more than a combined 50 years of firefighting, rescue, and emergency management experience in the development of their rescue products. Both are active in the fire, rescue, and emergency services industries and are currently on the State of Illinois’ Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team.

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