Designed for use in the harshest environments, Billy Pugh nets offer a safe means of pick-up and transport of personnel and/or survivors by helicopter. Because of the ease of use and the quality design, Billy Pugh helicopter rescue nets have become standard issue on all U.S. Navy helicopters and are widely used by Police and Fire Departments around the world. LSI is proud to be the exclusive authorized distributor for Billy Pugh’s helicopter rescue equipment.
Billy Pugh Rescue Nets offer a safe means of pick-up and transport of personnel and/or survivors by helicopter. Designed for use in the harshest of environments, these nets can be used on land or in water (with or without the optional flotation collar).
These Helicopter Rescue Nets are standard issue on all U.S. Navy helicopters, are widely used by U.S. Police and Fire Departments, and are utilized by many helicopter rescue crews around the world.
When the net is trailing or in water, its opening is stabilized by the use of a removable sea anchor or drogue. The nets are designed to place the occupant safely to the rear of the net, preventing inadvertant falling out.
Various models are available, offering different configurations in sizes, flotation, and folding capabilities for transportation.
The Billy Pugh Building Fire Nets (BFN) are designed for Multiple Occupant helicopter rescue. The
BFN nets are 12 feet high when fully deployed, and collapse to 14 inches for storage or transport to an evacuation site.
BFN Nets attach easily to cargo hooks (for short haul procedures).