Rescue Hovercraft – Commercial Grade

Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft – Hov Pod are very useful for flood, mud and ice rescues where it is impossible to use a boat. Boats are pretty useless on ice and mud. During floods, boat propellers get snagged up on street furniture, wire fences and plastic bags floating in the water, Hov Pod have no propellers. Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft are also good on fast running water that would sweep a boat away.

During emergencies, rescue operations need to be fast to respond to various situations. In mud, quicksand, floods, ice or mixed terrain, conventional vehicles have serious limitations, and to overcome access issues then need auxiliary equipment such as flotation platforms to reach victims from mud and ice.

Traditional vehicles cannot access tidal waters, or traverse over sand and mud flats, or reach victims that have fallen through ice. Helicopters are expensive to operate, and 100 mph downdraft winds require a long winch cable which slows response times – when waters rise, victims climb trees and pylons, helicopters cannot see victims under thick tree cover or operate near pylons.

Hov Pod Commercial Grade Rescue Hovercraft are cost effective, productive, medium duty, all terrain workhorses that carry up to 1500 lbs (680Kg) or 9 people while flying at speeds up to 45 MPH.

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Rescue Hovercraft – Close to Victim

Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft also have a vital role during post flood operations – most of the flood water becomes contaminated by raw sewerage, so it is dangerous for rescue teams to push inflatable boats.

During flooding emergencies, a lot of garbage will float in the water and traditional rescue boat propellers easily get snagged and become immobilized; water jet in-take engines are also affected; Hov Pod do not have propellers or jet in-take engines. Rescue boats are restricted by fast running water, whereas the Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft will hover typically 9 inches above the surface and is therefore less affected.

For mud rescue, victims get trapped and can die from incoming tides (drowning) or suffer from Hypothermia, so it is essential to reach the victim as quickly as possible. To release the suction of the mud, carry a CO2 lance to blow into the mud below the victim’s feet to reduce the suction pull effect – trying to get a victim out of the mud without releasing the suction can damage the spine and cause long term back injury.

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Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft – Out Perfrom Helicopters

Helicopters are traditionally used during flooding emergencies, but they are pretty useless for the following reasons

People climb things like pylons and trees when water reaches up to their neck, helicopters don’t like pylons, and tree cover can hide a victim.

Helicopters have zero communication with people on the ground.

Helicopters cost a fortune to buy and operate, they need specialist pilots and winch-men.

Helicopters generate 100 mph downdraft winds that hamper rescues – for this reason, they have to employ very long winch cables and the time to send a winch man up and down the winch takes time – how long can you tread water?

Using weight sensitive helicopters to transport fresh drinking water is bonkers – water is heavy, 1 Kg per Liter – use hovercraft to deliver water purification bottles, makes far better sense.

Hov Pod hover on a cushion of air and can carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload to a remote destination. Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, wetlands, meadows, bogs, bayous, mud, shores, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph without effecting wild life or the ecology.

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Rescue Hovercraft Workhorses

Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft fly over different terrain seamlessly, can land and take off from water. Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft are designed specifically for stability, durability, buoyancy and salt water operation. Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft are engineered to be all terrain workhorses and though they are able carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload, they don't damage the environment or the ecology. Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft are the world's most durable hovercraft, we offer a 5 year warranty on our hull and a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

In search and rescue operations, Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft keep first responders above the danger, not in it. Because Hov Pod safely hover 9 inches above any terrain or water, they can get close to victims that a boat or helicopter can't reach.

Hov Pod Rescue Hovercraft are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats, they are affordable, easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.  Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.

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