Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Dear cold steel,
Hi my name is Winston.
I am a firefighter/EMT in Leicester,NC.
Last Monday (05/31/10) I was traveling home from Garden City, SC from
I was on I-20 when I witnessed a ford truck lose control in the west bound lane and flip on its side.
It was down off the interstate in the woods.
There were personal belongings from the vehicle strode every where.
It was a very serious accident.
I turned around in the median and drove down into the woods where the vehicle was. When I approached the truck I saw a very serious hazard for the people still trapped inside.
The truck was teeter-tottering back and forth on the soft, sandy ground. there
was a 26 year old female, her 22 year old brother, his 2 year old
daughter, and the brothers 22 year old girl friend...all were still
trapped inside the vehicle.
Ttraveling with me was a friend who is also a firefighter in Leicester. I had him run back to my truck and get my "bug-out bag".
Inside I keep medical supplies, trauma dressings, bp cuff, stethoscope...ECT.
These people had to get out quick!!
This truck had a back glass that was one piece.
It was the safest place for me to stand and try to rescue these people.
The only thing I had with me was my Cold Steel Spartan ( I don’t go anywhere without it).
I pulled it out of my pocket and with it was able to pry at the frame of the back glass enough to brake it loose.
Once it was off I was able to pull all occupants out of the vehicle.
The driver was seriously injured and was airlifted to a trauma center, the brother was also injured (he is a marine that just returned from Iraq) and was listed in critical condition last time I checked.
The other two just had some scratches.
It took fire rescue almost 15 minutes to get on scene.
These 15 minutes would have proven to be the death of the driver… and possibly the brother in the passenger seat.
I just wanted to thank you for producing a quality product that held up to the task..
It made me feel much better about my purchase and will never buy any other product than Cold Steel...
Thank you for what you do!