Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. It allows us to build rescue tools that extend lives.

Over 45 years ago, we patented the first-ever rescue tool system, and we haven’t stopped innovating since then. Our commitment to research and development, along with quality manufacturing, has resulted in a line of products known for their outstanding safety, durability and performance. Because of this commitment, HURST Jaws of Life® is the most trusted brand in the industry, and our rescue systems have been instrumental in saving hundreds of thousands of lives throughout those 45 years. 


    Our products travel with more than 35,000 rescue squads and fire and police departments throughout the world.

  • HURST Jaws of Life has the strongest network of distributors in the industry with extensive coverage throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and the rest of the world. Our distribution partners provide excellent sales, service and training to fire and rescue departments, emergency services, military installations and government agencies across North America and beyond. 

    And thanks to IDEX, our parent company, we’ve made connections with fire and safety groups worldwide. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives.

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