The RIPcord (Rescue In Progress) was created to help firefighters locate and access their Buddy Breather quickly and effectively. It comes with an easy to see REFLECTIVE sticker, 44 inches of GLOWING parachute cord that can be adjusted as desired and a heat resistant GLOW in the dark resin pyramid style grab knob.
We saw the need for this device as firefighters were having trouble gaining access to their EBSS pouch with gloved hands, under no stress and a full bottle of air. In an emergency setting it becomes even more difficult, and that’s when seconds count. The HIGH VISIBILITY feature also helps other rescuers locate your EBSS quickly if you can’t get to it yourself.