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Jaws of Life: How it’s made

The first time Jaws of Life were used as a rescue tool was in 1963 to free drivers from their race cars after crashes. The idea for the tool, however, was born two years earlier in the mind of George Hurst. Find out how the Jaws of Life are built to cut through steel like a stick of butter on this clip from The Science Channel’s, “How It’s Made.”

Once you’re done watching the video, read five remarkable stories about how Jaws of Life saved a life.

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