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How to Choose the Right Fire Rescue Saw for the Job by FlashoverTV

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond Industries

Chief Rob Wylie of Cottleville Fire Protection District in Cottleville, Missouri has a good video at FireRescue1‘s FlashoverTV on choosing the right fire rescue saw for every situation.  The video features five kinds of saws, including the one that’s nearest to our hearts, the rotary power saw.

Wylie makes a good point in this video about abrasive blades, too – that they can shatter if you press down on them too hard during cuts. Contrast that to the Fire Rescue Safety Blade. It’ll never break or shatter because it’s made of solid steel (up to 14″). You also don’t have to match the Fire Rescue Safety Blade to what you’re cutting, like abrasive blades, because it cuts, well, almost everything.

FlashoverTV, “How to choose the right saw for the right job

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

Fire Rescue Safety Blade Blows the Competition Out of the Water – One More Time

Remember that great Rescue Methods video that we posted a week or so ago, where the Fire Rescue Safety Blade left the competition in the dust when cutting steel fence, plywood, concrete and roof shingles?

Well, we do. And you know what? We like that video – so much, in fact, that we asked Rescue Methods if we could add it to our YouTube channel from their YouTube channel. They said yes, which is our feeble excuse for showing the Fire Rescue Safety Blade do what it does best yet again.


Brotherhood Instructors, LLC on the Fire Rescue Safety Blade

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesYesterday, we posted a glowing review of the Fire Rescue Safety Blade by Rescue Methods. Well, they’re not the only ones who like the blade.

Here’s a blog excerpt by Grant Light, an instructor with our partners Brotherhood Instructors, LLC:

During training at a scrap yard we cut through a fiberglass roof on a conversion van, which was backed up by 4 layers of OSB plywood and then turned and cut the class 3-trailer hitch off the rear of the vehicle. We were using a Desert Diamond vacuum braised (sic) blade and it didn’t skip a beat. The ability to grab a circular saw and cut just about anything you encounter is a welcome change from the blades we used just a few years ago. These new blades have a higher upfront cost but their ability to cut a wide range of materials, remain a constant diameter and outlast any forcible entry cutting scenario you might encounter make them a smart choice as you move forward into the future of circular saw blades.

Full article here.

The Firehouse World 2013 conference ends today! Visit us in Booth 450, Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA before the exhibition hall closes at 4 p.m.

Fire Rescue Safety Blade Blows the Competition Out of the Water

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesWe here at Desert Diamond Industries don’t like to boast. Really, we don’t. But it’s hard not to crow about this video from firefighter trainers Rescue Methods.

They put the Fire Rescue Safety Blade head-to-head against a competitor’s blade, cutting steel fence, plywood, concrete and roof shingles – things that a firefighter might have to cut at a call. The result? The Fire Rescue Safety Blade blew the competition out of the water.

Here’s a quote from this video’s description on YouTube:

“… The Safety Blade exceeded all expectations and we ran it through the paces in cut trials with the primary competitor’s blade. This multi purpose blade has almost no limitations, outstanding durability, and cuts with remarkable speed. There is no competition…”

It just gets better when you watch the video.

“… We’re really big advocates of this blade. It’s economical, it’s very durable, and it’s incredibly effective at the applications. Whether it’s coming off the truck for an auto extrication or whether it’s involved in a full-scale USAR event where we’re cutting up concrete and steel, it’s going to meet all the demands that we’re going to place on it…”

Cutting steel fence: “…From a performance perspective, you can see that there was a dramatic difference in speed, in ease of cut compared between the two blade manufacturers. The Desert Diamond (blade) exceeded the other blade’s performance exponentially…”

Cutting plywood: “… When (the Fire Rescue Safety Blade) does encounter wood, you can see that we have some very minimal burn marks or scoring marks on this side. However, when we transition to the competitor blade, you can see that we’ve got a lot of significant discoloration and burn marking through the portion of this cut…”

Cutting concrete: “… Bobby’s not discontent or unhappy with the performance of that blade, but when you compare it to the Desert Diamond (blade), and you look at the cut lengths that were accomplished in the same amount of time, again, radical difference…”

Cutting roof shingles: “… The side abrasive segments on the Desert Diamond (blade) continue to allow it to clean out that cut and not get gunked up with the by-products of the shingles and everything else that causes the blade to come under friction, start to slow down and start to get bogged down in the cut. (The competitor’s) blade continually had to get dipped in, pulled out, dipped in, pulled out, just to keep trying to cycle it back up to full RPMs. (The Fire Rescue Safety Blade) just continually ripped through it…”

It doesn’t get much more definitive than that.

Desert Diamond Industries will exhibit the Fire Rescue Safety Blade at the Firehouse World 2013 conference in San Diego, CA today and tomorrow! Visit us in Booth 450, Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

Press Release – Manufacturers of Fire Rescue Blades Used By New York City Fire Department to Attend Firehouse World 2013

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesDesert Diamond Industries
2799 E. Tropicana Avenue
Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Contact: Nicholas Mione or Gionni Mione
Phone: (800) 654-5890 or (702) 606-6631
E-mail: request@desertdiamondindustries.com
Website: http://desertdiamondindustries.com/
Blog: https://desertdiamondindustries.wordpress.com/

LAS VEGAS, NV, Feb. 18, 2013 – Desert Diamond Industries, manufacturers of the Fire Rescue Safety Blade used by major fire departments like the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), will exhibit their diamond blades at the Firehouse World 2013 conference in Booth 450, Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21.

The FDNY has used Fire Rescue Safety Blades to extricate survivors and clear wreckage from numerous accidents, including a March 12, 2011 tour bus crash on the New England Thruway that killed 14 passengers. Other major departments using Fire Rescue Safety Blades include the FDNY’s SOC Unit, Los Angeles County, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, Houston, TX, St. Louis, MO, Memphis, TN and, in Canada, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Burnaby, BC, London, ON and Hamilton, ON.

“We’re very excited to share our one-of-a-kind product lines with these heroes,” said Gionni Mione, president of Desert Diamond Industries. “They give so much to their communities. We’re just grateful we have something valuable to give back.”

Founded in Las Vegas, NV in 2008 by Nicholas Mione and Gionni Mione, Desert Diamond Industries is now the largest supplier of diamond blades to governmental agencies in the United States and Canada. Approximately 90 percent of water and underground utilities, fire departments and foundries in these two countries use Desert Diamond Industries’ signature Ductile Iron Safety Blades and Fire Rescue Safety Blades.

Download this press release in PDF format.