At the start of a new decade and after close to fifty years, Paratech Incorporated has been proudly designing and manufacturing all of their rescue equipment in the United States. As an ISO 9001 certified company since 1998, Paratech continues to lead the world in the design and production of innovative lifesaving emergency equipment. Their pioneering spirit, continuous product development and commitment to excellence have been the cornerstone of Paratech’s vision since 1963. A combination of cutting edge manufacturing technology and focus on real-life usability has made Paratech’s equipment the standard for disaster agencies’ rescue teams and technical rescue caches both in the U.S. and internationally.
Paratech products are extensively used by fire departments worldwide including, but not limited to, all major U.S. cities, Copenhagen, Tokyo, London, Lyon, Madrid, Singapore, Denmark, Japan, UK, to name a few. Paratech’s equipment has been deployed to assist in major disasters such as the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake; 1995 Kobe, Japan earthquake; 1999 Istanbul, Turkey earthquake; 2005 New Orleans, LA Hurricane Katrina; 2001 New York World Trade Center attack; 2007 China earthquake; 2009 L’Aquila, Italy earthquake, 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Paratech’s product lines are comprised of: Rescue Support Systems (Structural Collapse, Excavation Containment, High Angle Rescue and Vehicle Stabilization) MAXIFORCE® Air Lifting Bags, Powered Impact Tools, Forcible Entry Tools, Tactical Forcible Entry Tools, Firefighting Tools, Rescue Air Cushions, Leak Sealing Systems , and Special Mission Tender/SMT™ trailers for Urban Search & Rescue and Trench.