The Personal Retriever. is the only tool successfully
combining effective reach and sufficient buoyancy in a reliable
non-injurious delivery system and is the first throw able rescue device
taken seriously by maritime and rescue professionals.
Jim Segerstrom, Director, Special Rescue Services
Group; Founder of the SRT program.
After nearly 30 years teaching swift water rescue and
having seen earlier Frisbee devices, I was one of the skeptics
regarding the Personal Retriever. However, after having used it in a
wide variety of conditions ranging up to Class IV whitewater, I am a
convert. It is user friendly; works well even in fast-moving water; and
since victims in floods virtually NEVER have flotation, supplants the
throw bag as the device of first choice in such situations. I would
recommend a Personal Retriever on all first in fire apparatus and the
trunks of all police cars.
Peter Isler, 2x America's Cup winning navigator,
author and television commentator
Every man-overboard situation is a little bit different
and poses a unique challenge to the crew of a boat. If you went
overboard, you'd want the crew to be well trained and well equipped to
affect a speedy recovery. The Personal Retriever is an innovative,
inexpensive, easy to use device that could be invaluable in many
different life saving situations. Be prepared.
Dominique Sumian, Expedition leader for Jacques
Its now over a year since you gave me a Personal
Retriever. I have taken it with me on all my business trips. It has
been shown to the Chilean Navy Seal Team, the Special Forces Frogmen,
the Ecuadorian Special Forces, the Israeli Seal Team, the Egyptian Seal
Team and finally the Japanese Navy and all have agreed that it works
much better than anything they have available. It is really a simple
tool but it can save hundreds of people every year.
Larry Brudnicki, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret)
During my 30 years on active duty in the Coast Guard, I
was underway on 35 Coast Guard ships and I supervised more than 15,000
search and rescue cases that saved more than 1,600 lives, including the
one which has received great publicity through the NY Times bestselling
book and the blockbuster movie, The Perfect Storm. I only wish that you
had invented this device sooner!
Richard Bedard, Master Diver EMCM (DSW/SW/MDV) U.S.
I heartily endorse this piece of equipment to replace
the old and outdated life rings usually carried and generally not used
due to their ineffectiveness as a rescue tool, by all ships and small
boats in the fleet. It is a ready top use device!
Fire Chief James A. Neenam, Town of Pembrook, MA
The Personal Retriever allows for all of our apparatus
to carry a first line piece of rescue equipment. I feel the ease of use,
cost and limited space needed makes this a must for all agencies that
deal with water emergencies.
Tom C. Arnold, Master Chief Boatswain, U.S. Coast
As a Small Boat Manager, I believed it was my
responsibility to provide the best and most up to date equipment to
District small boat personnel. The personnel immediately saw the
advantages of carrying the Personal Retriever on their small boats and
in their unit vehicles.
2004 Most Innovative New Product Award
University of California, San Diego, CONNECT
December 2004, San Diego, CA- LIFE-SAFER, INC received an award for
The Most Innovative New Product from The University of California San
Diego. At their 17th annual CONNECT Awards Program, the University
recognized LIFE-SAFER's Personal Retriever as the winner of the General
Gulf Coast Mariners Association.
The Personal Retriever does more than take the place of a ring
buoy and has a "reach" of up to 100-feet. Compare apples to apples; see
how far you can throw a ring life buoy in comparison to the Personal
Retriever. Even more important, compare the accuracy, with
which you can reach a target (say, a person in the water) 25, 50 or 75
feet away. Like
anything, practice makes perfect. Remember that there may be a drowning
person on the
other end of the line and time is of the essence. Using the Personal
Retriever, following the
instructions, made me a believer & GCMA is taking the unusual step of
lifesaving device to our members.
Richard Block, Director
Trauma Research & Education Foundation,
We are not aware of another tool, which empowers and also protects
first responders from the dangers and challenges of responding to a
drowning event. It is our belief that water entries should only be done
by trained lifeguards and those EMS personnel trained and equipped for
body recoveries in the water.
Mike Casinelli, Executive Director
EPIC (Eliminate Preventable Injuries of Children)
It is time to end the tragic cycle of drowning deaths. The
Retriever Project represents a giant leap in the right direction. It not
only focuses on primary drowning victims, but also addresses the safety
of first responders as well.
Josh Krimston, Paramedic & Founder
Watercraft Rescue & Training, Inc.
With little practice, any rescuer may become proficient enough to
land this floatable rescue aid within a struggling patients arms reach
every time & nbsp; The floatation of the Personal Retriever is
sufficient enough to maintain a patients head above the water reducing
the chance of submersion and water ingestion.
Scott Collier, Founder & Instructor
Friend Ships Unlimited, Lake Charles, LA
We have incorporated Personal Retrievers in our man-overboard
training sessions and have found them to be effective. With very little
training our personnel have become proficient as handling the Retriever.
Capt. Stan Langaker, Master Mariner Goulais Fire And Rescue The
Retriever is a well thought out and put together piece of equipment.
This disc, I am sure will save countless lives.
Fire Chief Robert Menard