SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spokane Police Officer Timothy Schwering will be honored during a ceremony today for his heroic rescue of Kimberly Novak from her burning car. The ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, located at 1100 W. Mallon Avenue.
Officer Schwering's body camera footage, released by the Spokane Police Department, shows Officer Schwering using only a baton to smash through the driver's side window to pull Novak to safety on January 20th.
To thank Officer Schwering for his bravery, Novak is donating a RHYNO glass-cutting tool to the Spokane Police Department. The device will aid in future rescues by enabling officers to cut through motor vehicle side glass in under 10 seconds.
"I want all police officers to have a RHYNO tool in their cars," said Novak.
RHYNO Owner and President Al Vangura will be on-site to demonstrate the RHYNO cutter. Vangura is a noted biomechanics and bioengineering expert who designed and developed the RHYNO to assist First Responders in laminated glass management for motor vehicles and buildings.
The rescue and tool donation are timely because all 2017 model year motor vehicles in the US will have laminated glass in all windows as mandated by the US Code of Federal Regulations. Implemented to prevent full or partial ejection of passengers, this critical change requires an advanced glass management tool to safely access patients with speed and dexterity. The RHYNO Windshield Cutter® is a battery-operated hand tool that removes motor vehicle glass and building glass in less than 10 seconds. It can be used with one hand, making it ideal for rollovers, under/over-rides, and situations with limited leverage opportunity.
About We Cut The Glass:
We Cut The Glass, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based manufacturing company that manufactures and markets the RHYNO Windshield Cutter®. The RHYNO is a battery-powered hand tool used to remove laminated glass quickly, safely and easily during emergency, criminal and counter-terrorism operations. RHYNO was launched to the 1st Responder market in August, 2012 and has sold over 4,000 units worldwide with distribution in over 70 countries.
We Cut The Glass, LLC is located at 4960 William Flynn Highway, Suite 6, #350 Pittsburgh, PA 15101. www.RHYNO.com
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