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Holmatro Safety Team Equipment And Tools

Holmatro Safety Team Equipment And Tools

SAFETY 1 & 2:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Equipped with:

  • Delphi yellow light system
  • Digital windshield video cameras.  These cameras begin recording automatically when the Delphi yellow light system is activated.  They record the events of the yellow, i.e. work performed at the impact point, crash scene, etc; and can be viewed and critiqued by the safety team as soon as they get back to their positions after the yellow.
  • Rear-facing cameras to improve visibility.
  • Recoil tow strap for towing cars.
  • Emergency strobe lights.
  • Warning horn for responding through the pits.

Rescue Equipment:

  • Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools.
  • Reciprocating saw.
  • (2) Specialized spinal immobilization "Shoehorn" backboards with pre-attached straps for driver extrication.  They also carry adjustable cervical collars for stabilizing the neck.
  • Medical equipment for driver stabilization, airway, bleeding, and fractures.

Race Car Recovery Equipment:

  • Specialized tow straps for pulling cars out of tires or sand traps (road and street courses).

Clean Up Equipment:

  • (2) Push brooms for "scrubbing" in the oil dry and clearing it from the track.
  • Metal parts buckets for picking up crash debris.


Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Has no rescue tools.

In addition to the clean-up equipment carried on Safety 1 and 2, it is equipped with:

  • An oil dry hopper that holds 300 pounds of oil dry for spreading oil dry over large areas.
  • A hydraulic operated broom for scrubbing in oil dry over long distances.
  • A Buffalo Blower for blowing oil dry and debris off the racetrack.  It is also used to assist in drying the racetrack.


  • Safety 1, 2 and 3 all carry a four-man crew.  A crew leader (driver), a paramedic and two firefighters.
  • All are career firegithers/paramedics with extensive rescue experience in public service, as well as motorsports.

Command 1


Honda Pilot

Equipped with:

  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless laptop computer to download crash data.  The track doctors can receive this info even before arriving.
  • Delphi yellow light system
  • Medical equipment for driver stabilization.


  • INDYCAR Medical Director
  • Track doctor (ER Specialist)
  • Orthopedic Specialist
  • Driver, with a racing background for all events.