Frequently Asked Questions

The Reach and Rescue Telescopic Rescue Pole enables emergency services – including 80% of UK Fire and Rescue Services – search and rescue teams and members of the public to conduct swift, directionally accurate rescues by retrieving casualties from safe distances – minimising the danger posed to themselves whilst also boosting casualty survival chances.  To date, the system has prevented the deaths of more than 50 people during potentially life-threatening situations.

The Reach and Rescue Telescopic Rescue Pole system is distributed to 50+ countries around the world. We have many testimonials which support the success of our Rescue system which can be found on our YouTube or client reviews section of the website.

Due to the simplicity of the system, the Rescue pole can be deployed and fully extended up to 20m in as little as 40 seconds.

There is a wide and comprehensive range of tool attachments enabling the versatile rescue pole to be converted into whichever tool is necessary according to the scenario and location.

Tools range from the Body Hook for distant casualty retrieval, to the Underwater Inspection camera for inspecting/searching beneath the water surface.

Reach and Rescue were formed in 2010 in response to an urgent need for specialist water rescue equipment. We attracted the interest of a leading Fire and Rescue service who challenged us to provide an effective solution to save lives whilst protecting the rescuer during water incidents. We then created the World’s Longest Telescopic Reach Pole. It was a success, and now we supply our Rescue Pole to various different industries around the globe. 

We are a UK manufacturer that has a dedicated team who build our Rescue Systems in our factory based in Greater Manchester. As the manufacturer we ensure all products are tested for quality giving the maximum performance for rescuing and offer an amazing lifetime guarantee to support this. 

The Reach and Rescue Pole is a much more effective option to any other method because it reaches the casualty with 1st attempt success whilst also keeping the operator safe and out of the hazard zone. This is due to the pole being unaffected by wind or current which provides consistent accuracy in finding the victim.

Valuable time can be lost retrieving the line through inaccurate throws (using a Throwbag) but you also need the victim to be conscious and mobile to be retrieved. The Reach and Rescue Pole can retrieve mobile or immobile victims, which is a necessity in saving lives.