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The TechFloat is a throwable, inflatable rescue device for all-season water and ice rescue that has incorporated lifting capability. This combination of features makes the Techfloat a complete rescue and recovery device for multiple scenarios and platforms. Including but not limited to: Swift Water, Still Water, Ice, High Angle, UAS/Drone Rescue.
The TechFloat is worn with an over-the-shoulder strap, which connects the rescuer directly to the victim and leaves both hands free. The inflatable is removed from its valise and easily thrown to the victim. The unit comes with 100 feet of highly durable floating line and has water-activated inflation. After activation, the victim places the inflated bladder around themselves, and the rescuer is free to retrieve the victim by means of the line attached between them.
Deliver underarm flotation device to the victim at a distance
The Techfloat can be deployed to a distressed person-in-water from a distance using a drone. The inflatable is removed from the valise and attached to the drone, flown above and dropped to the victim. The underarm flotation device activates upon hitting the water and the victim can swim in. The floating line stays connected to the victim and the rescuer and is available in 100 ft. or 200 ft. lengths and is used to retrieve the victim.
1,600+ Lbs lifting strength
“Person in Water” (PIW) Rescue Responders now have a device that combines buoyancy for the victim with 100 feet of floating line for two-handed retrieval. Over 1,600 Lbs. of lifting strength allow for individuals to be hoisted to safety.
35 lbs. Buoyancy
Switlik’s new Underarm Flotation Device (UFD) provides 35 Lbs. of buoyancy, keeping the PIW’s head and shoulders out of the water more effectively than traditional means of rescue flotation. This allows for the victim to assist in their own rescue.
To your person or a stationary object
A quick-disconnect buckle has been added to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios, and can be used to tie-off to a stationary object.