21 May 2010
During emergencies, when a few wasted seconds can cost lives, the Jaws of Life allow rescue workers to remove trapped victims from the wreckage. We often read about rescues that used the Jaws of Life. What is it? How does it work? Jaws of Life is not a tool, but refers to several types of piston-rod hydraulic tools known as cutters, spreaders and rams, which are used by trained rescuers working as a team.