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Our Story

From FAST Board creator, Eric Allen:

Fast Rescue Solutions (FRS) started from a need that has been present since I started with the Fire Department in 1996. That need became even more clear in 2004 when I joined my department's first Special Operations team.

That need was the movement and removal of downed personnel and civilians from a hazardous environment.

In the past, the mindset was to adapt rope rescue into emergence evacuation. FRS is taking the opposite approach -- we are taking emergency evacuation and integrating it into rope rescue.

We originally developed the FAST (Firefighter Assistance Search Team) Board with the specific intent to be able to remove a firefighter from a basement.

Since that time, we have continued to refine the FAST Board to included uses in situations such as:

  • Ice rescue
  • Water rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Mass casualty
  • Active shooter scenarios

Details, including a features list of the FAST Board can be seen on the FAST Board product page.