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Drag Bars - Body Recovery

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by WIMPY, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. WIMPY

    WIMPY

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    I was wondering what kind of drag bars are in use? My unit has been using the same type of bar- made out of 3/4" galvanized pipe in a 't' shape & treble hooks- for years and I got to wondering if there were other types in use. Yes we have black water divers but they won't go into a lot of stuff around here, but people will swim in it???. Did not find anything searching the net so i came to the experts.
     
  2. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Sounds like what we use in the Mississippi and Illinois River to drag with.
     


  3. E.Ritz

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    We use one made out of 3/4" rebar. 3 treble hooks, its not T shaped though, I'll see if I can get a pic and post it. Be patient, it may take me a day or two.
     
  4. WIMPY

    WIMPY

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    A second question on this thread. What do you use fail to make the hooks come off before breaking the bar when it gets hung. We are breaking a lot of bars because the small chain we use to connect the hook to the bar is to strong to break before the bar breaks.
     
  5. pyroman002

    pyroman002

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    Maybe see what kind the gov't was using during Katrina. It's not a discussed topic, but they were dragging canals and Lake Ponchartrain with many vessels.