Saraid--search and rescue volunteers.(Product guide)

When news pictures bring home the devastation of the latest natural disaster from somewhere in the world--either an earthquake or flooding--it is probable that groups of volunteer rescuers are already in action at the Location.

One such group from the UK is SARAID--Search and Rescue Assistance In Disasters--20 volunteers from diverse walks of the who spend their weekends training to carry out these hazardous rescues, rescues that have been seen to bring people out of the rubble alive even after several days trapped by the devastation.

Makita, the professional power tool manufacturer, has recently equipped SARAID with high performance, low vibration power tools, accessories and personal protection equipment to enhance the team's efficiency and safety in these hazardous activities. …

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