Trending Topics

Tri-Tech Forensics announces acquisition of Hartwell Medical

Acquisition expands the company´s position of providing innovative solutions in the emergency medical supply market

Sponsored by
TTF and HM.jpg

LELAND, NC and CARLSBAD, Calif. – Tri-Tech Forensics, a leader in tactical emergency medical solutions and human identification kits announced today the acquisition of Hartwell Medical, a trusted product innovator in the emergency medical care and first responder category.

The acquisition of Hartwell Medical will expand Tri-Tech’s emergency medical supply offering and further enhance the rapid growth of its Rescue Essentials division. The acquisition positions the company well to expand across all distribution channels.

For more than 30 years, Hartwell Medical has built a remarkable brand with an exceptional reputation for high quality products and stellar customer service.

“The strategic acquisition of Hartwell allows us to offer an extremely broad and deep product offering to our collective emergency medical customers and equip them with the tools required to achieve their mission critical demands,” said Jim Seidel, CEO of Tri-Tech Forensics. “Teaming with Hartwell’s exceptional reputation as a premium branded manufacturer of life-saving products will enable us to provide customers with a united vision to lead in first-responder markets.”

Hartwell Medical President and CEO Gary Williams said, “We are excited to join with Rescue Essentials and Tri-Tech Forensics and continue our mission of delivering innovative, field-proven solutions to the first responder community. We look forward to combining forces and building on our heritage of innovation to provide the highest quality products to our customers.”

About Tri-Tech Forensics

Tri-Tech Forensics (TTF) is a leader in providing emergency medical supplies, physical and digital evidence collection solutions, and crime scene investigation products to first responder and law enforcement markets throughout the world. With more than 40 years of experience, TTF is the nation’s most proficient developer and manufacturer of forensic evidence collection kits in the market today. TTF’s premiere DNA collection kits have become the benchmark solution for DNA collection for U.S. State and Federal operations. The company’s Rescue Essentials brand is a leader in providing custom medical kits to local, state and federal agencies large and small. For more information, visit and

About Hartwell Medical

For more than 30 years Hartwell Medical has played a key role in the research and development of improved patient care equipment and techniques. The company created a unique and affordable extremity splint system using vacuum technology instead of rigid boards or air pressure splints. Today, Hartwell Medical manufactures the two best-selling vacuum splint products in the U.S. – the EVAC-U-SPLINT® and the FASPLINT®. Trauma specialists throughout the world prefer these products because vacuum immobilization significantly reduces tissue, nerve and vessel damage, resulting in significant pain reduction for the patient and less need for drug administration. When Hartwell Medical introduced the award-winning CombiCarrier® it was the first combination backboard and scoop stretcher. This innovative device saved rescuers valuable budget dollars and storage space by combining 2 products into 1. Today, the next generation CombiCarrierII® is even thinner, lighter, and stronger than the original and continues to be the ideal patient handling and transfer device that meets current spinal motion restriction protocols.