Answering Firefighters prayers one Bigwig at a time!

Davenport, Iowa - December 14, 2009 - Eli Voss, an engineer with the Davenport, Iowa, Fire Department and owner of Bigwig Rescue Products, LLC has invented an innovated search and rescue tool that provides firefighters all over the world with a safer, faster and more organized way to search for victims in structural fires.

The driving force behind the invention of the Bigwig Tool was developed during search and rescue training, when Eli noticed that there was a consistent problem that firefighters were facing while they were trying to perform the basics of search and rescue.

"The Bigwig Tool is very simple and effect," said Chief Howard, Assistant Chief of Training with the Davenport Fire Department.  Chief Luckritz, retired chief of the Clinton, Iowa, Fire Department, considers the Bigwig Tool to be very practical for the fire service and also said "the Bigwig Tool is simple to use and is very durable. It will be an exciting new product for the fire service."

Eli Voss is a professional Firefighter/Engineer and has been with the Davenport Fire Department for seven years. He is currently assigned to Engine 3 and is a Field Staff Instructor with the State of Iowa's Fire Service Training Bureau.