• AMKUS Achieves ISO 9001:2015

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    AMKUS Achieves ISO 9001:2015

    Latest Quality Standard Leads the Industry


    As part of its continual improvement process, AMKUS Rescue Systems has achieved certification to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international quality standard used in more than 160 countries that specifies requirements for a quality management system.

    The 2015 standard places significantly higher requirements on companies than the previous version of the standard. When assessing risks, companies have to pay greater consideration to the external perspective of customers and other stakeholders. Such requirements fit well into the company’s culture because of the daily focus on first responders and their needs.

  • Deferred Payment Leasing

    Sunday, September 23, 2018


    AMKUS Rescue Systems in cooperation with Community Leasing Partners (CLP) now offers a unique way for our customers to acquire new rescue tool systems through our dealer network. Whether you are upgrading an existing system or buying a whole new set of tools, this program offers affordable financing to meet all types of customers.



    • Annual Deferred payment structures— If approved, you can use the new tools for up to ONE YEAR before the first payment is due.
    • Bank Direct Financing—You deal with an established reputable bank that keeps 90%+ of the deals in-house so there is only one servicing point of contact for the life of the loan.
    • No Documentation Fees—The process to apply is easy and is fee-free.
    • Customized payment dates and structures—You can find the dates or times of year that work best for your department and structure payments evenly or weighted early or later in the life of the loan.
    • Attractive Rates—Finance rates are low in today’s market and can even be utilized if desired through NPPGov cooperative purchasing agreements. And, then you OWN the equipment at the end.
    • Refinance Opportunities–You can also look to refinance or consolidate existing debt with the new purchase of rescue tools to make the purchase affordable.

    Email EXPERTS@AMKUS.COM or use the form below FOR MORE INFORMATION!


    Deferred Payment Leasing Form

    If you would like to find out more information about deferred payment leasing, please fill out the following form and one of our representatives will contact you with more details.



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  • VALPARAISO, IN – AMKUS Rescue Systems, an industry leader in providing cutting edge hydraulic extrication equipment and rescue systems to emergency responders worldwide, announces its intent to acquire 911 Tools, a US manufacturer of vehicle stabilization equipment and lifting systems.

    “This is a patented, state-of-the-art system that integrates the strength, speed, control and dependability of hand-powered hydraulics with the structural components of the strut,” said Kyle Smith, president of AMKUS Rescue Systems. “It’s an affordable system that’s easy to set up and operate, and is rated for structural loads, so rescue professionals can confidently raise and lower materials as quickly as the circumstances of their particular emergency requires.”

    The 911 Tools rescue strut product line, which is marketed under the RescueStrut brand name, includes accessories that will allow emergency responders to transform vehicle stabilization struts into other life-saving rescue tools such as manual hydraulic rams and shoring struts, as well as tri-pod, bi-pod and mono-pole adapters for use in rope rescue scenarios. In addition, the RescueStrut system can be easily configured for trench, structural collapse or confined space rescues.

    “Not only does this complement our existing AMKUS line of extrication equipment and rope rescue systems, but it also puts us in the position to offer a wider range of high quality rescue products to our customers at an affordable price.” Smith added. “This acquisition further supports our efforts to provide the best in class rescue systems to our global market.”

    Following the expected August 1st completion of the acquisition, 911 Tools will move from its current Lansing, IA home to the newly completed AMKUS World Headquarters in Valparaiso, IN. The RescueStrut line of equipment will then be marketed under the AMKUS brand, and distributed by AMKUS and 911 Tool distributors within their existing territories.


    control valve upgrade kitAdditionally, due to heavy demand for this new upgrade, AMKUS currently is offering a new Control Valve Upgrade Kit, which replaces existing rubber sleeve controls (left photo) on applicable AMKUS products, and features an easy grip hard coat aluminum handle that is ergonomically designed to allow maximum operator control while reducing stress (right photo).

    Field replacement involves 8 simple steps, and requires a flat screwdriver, 17 mm socket and 5 mm hex key (not included).grip hard handle Kit includes new replacement control grip and plastic cap, as well as a step-by-step, 4-color illustrated instruction sheet. Part Number: KV0005-KIT $49.95


    For More Information, please phone:
    Kyle Smith
    President / AMKUS Rescue Systems
    Phone: 219-548-5001

  • Events

    Sunday, September 23, 2018


    South Jersey Fireman’s Expo
    September 14th-15th, 2018

    October 16-20,2018
    Firehouse Expo
    Music City Center
    Nashville, TX
    Booth #435
    Bill Davis (AMKUS Rep) & Mike Boston (Rescue 1)
    Exhibit hall hours:Friday, October 19, 11:15AM – 5 PM
    Saturday, October 20, 11:15AM-3 PM

    November 7-8, 2018
    FireShows West
    Grand Sierra Resort
    Silver State Pavilion Exhibit Hall
    Reno, NV
    Booth #219
    Preston Hanlon ( AMKUS Rep)
    Exhibit Dates: November 7-8, 2018
    Hours: Wednesday, November 7-10 AM-5PM
    Thursday, November 8-9AM-1PM

    NASCAR Summit
    January 7-8, 2019
    Concord, NC

    Intersec-Dubai, India
    January 20-22, 2019
    Stand, 3F30
    Show dates:20 – 22 January, 2019
    Time :10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Venue :Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Kyle Smith (AMKUS President)

    Firehouse World
    March 24-28, 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibitor hours pending
    Booth #1332
    Preston Hanlon

    June 15-20, 2020

  • TFT acquires Amkus Rescue Systems

    Sunday, September 23, 2018


    It is with great pleasure and excitement that Task Force Tips, Inc., with world headquarters in Valparaiso Indiana, announces the acquisition of AMKUS Rescue Systems of Downers Grove Illinois. As a leader in the development and delivery of high performance firefighting products to emergency responders worldwide, TFT is proud to carry on the traditions of quality, service, and dependability that have been the hallmark of the AMKUS organization since 1971.

    While AMKUS Rescue Systems will maintain its own unique identity with its own distribution network, field managers, and marketing message, it will share TFT’s extensive research, development and new product innovation resources. Task Force Tips’ passion for developing products that save lives and protect property is a perfect fit for the continued expansion of the AMKUS Rescue System’s product line and the shared commitment to emergency service professionals to provide innovative new products and world-class service and support.

    During this transition period, the following addresses and phone numbers will be available;

    AMKUS Rescue Systems — Illinois Operations
    2700 Wisconsin Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515

    AMKUS Rescue Systems — Indiana Operations
    4201 Montdale Park Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Phone: 630-515-1800
    Tollfree: 800-592-6587
    Fax: 630-515-4226

    For Additional Questions Contact;
    Stewart McMillan
    CEO, Task Force Tips, Inc.

  • A chance to win $5000 worth of equipment!

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    As a member of the Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association (FEMSA), we encourage firefighters, department officers, emergency medical providers, and department directors to take the survey linked below. This is FEMSA’S 12th Annual endeavor to collect valuable insight about how our customers assess needs and pursue grant funding.

    What’s in it for the survey takers? A chance to win $5000 worth of equipment!

    It’s quick- and completion of this survey qualifies you for a chance to win $5000 worth of equipment for your department from FEMSA member companies.

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  • AMKUS Appoints Matheny Fire & Emergency

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    AMKUS Rescue Systems announces Matheny Fire & Emergency has been appointed an Authorized Distributor for sales and service in the Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Western Maryland Counties.

    As an American-owned and operated rescue system supplier, AMKUS proudly manufactures world-class extrication tools with its factory near Chicago, Illinois. These high performance rescue tools are identical to the extrication tools used and trusted by the racing industry (NASCAR, ARCA, IMSA, and The International Speedway Corporation Racetracks).

    “We are selective in only aligning ourselves with companies who provide the best-in-class products. By partnering with AMKUS Rescue Systems, we now provide elite rescue tools to the elite rescue service providers throughout our territory,” said Tim Allaband, Vice President of Matheny Fire & Emergency.

    Bob Linster, the Northeast Regional Manager at AMKUS, states, “AMKUS chose Matheny Fire & Emergency, a key division of Matheny Motors, to represent our product and company in these key territories due to their proven company history of truck equipment sales and service for the past 93 consecutive years.” He further comments, “Teaming with Matheny Motors gives AMKUS every confidence that all current and future rescue service providers will be given our top standards of customer service along with the highest quality products to achieve our joint mission – saving lives!”

    Matheny Fire & Emergency, a division of Matheny Motors, operates in several centrally positioned facilities in Woodbridge, VA; Hagerstown, MD; and Mineral Wells, WV. Matheny Motors was founded in 1922 and is currently owned and operated by the fourth-generation owner, Tim Matheny, President. Matheny Motors has over 300 employees in 8 facilities located in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. Matheny Motors represents: KME, Demers, AMKUS, Freightliner, Hino, Isuzu, Thomas Bus, Miller Towing Equipment, Landoll, MAC, Buick & GMC. For more information please call 800-284-4418 or visit

    AMKUS Rescue Systems is located in Downers Grove, Illinois with a 42,000 square-foot factory distributing American-made rescue tools both domestically and internationally. To learn more about AMKUS rescue tools, please visit

  • We are pleased to announce that AMKUS Rescue Systems has partnered with two new racing organizations, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Red Bull Global Rallycross. Our association with these organizations provides us with excellent exposure for our products and cements the AMKUS image as the leader in motorsports rescue.

    NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.

    As the Official Rescue Tools of NHRA, AMKUS logos will be prominently displayed on all NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA trucks and trailers and team uniforms. AMKUS will make available to NHRA the latest in safety equipment that will be used at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and at all of its owned and operated facilities.

    AMKUS is also now the Official Rescue System Provider of Red Bull Global Rallycross! GRC events are designed to offer a unique viewing experience for fans. Their events are among the fastest and most exciting racing in all of motorsports. One of the core principles of GRC is the ability for fans to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the sport. With a completely open paddock, fans are free to walk through, interacting with drivers and watching mechanics at work. You can learn about this revolutionary new form of motorsport at Racing fans will see the AMKUS logo on the Track Services Team vehicles and uniforms and AMKUS banners will be placed in prominent viewing areas at all RBGRC events. Of course, AMKUS equipment will also be at all of the events.

  • Please join us on Thursday, March 6 at 12:00 for the latest extrication webcast sponsored by AMKUS on

    Extrication Zone: Principles of Extrication

    Thu, Mar 6 2014 12:00:00

    Regardless of the degree of vehicle damage and the resulting level of entrapment, it is the responsibility of the responders to safely and effectively mitigate motor vehicle collisions. The foundation for successful mitigation is a solid, strong set of strategies based on the incident conditions.

    Visit to register.

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