One Upon a Time

Once upon a time there were a group of brave Fire Policeman. One evening they directed traffic around a bad car wreck. After the helicopter took the patient, they retired to a nearby lounge.

At the lounge they did shots while watching the exotic dancers. After several rounds one of them had a moment of inspiration. He was watching the final minutes of his favorite dancers routine. When she tore off her pants in one deft move, he loudly exclaimed, “That’s what we need, tear-away safety vests!” And thus a new design was born, the 5-point breakaway safety vest.

Or so the story goes,


About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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