In my 28 years on the fire department the Jak Harness is absolutely the best assistance device I’ve come across.  If you’re lifting, assisting or transferring a person it is the safest for the patient and best for preventing injuries to the crew. Once you use it you will immediately realize how beneficial it is and understand why it is our go to lifting tool.

Rick Jacobsen


Des Moines Fire Department



We purchased 2 devices a year ago, one for each of our ambulances. Since then we have used them on numerous calls from simple public/lift assists to needing to get the patient out of a tight area to prepare for transport. In all instances the devices have worked flawlessly, they are very easy to use and even easier to disinfect. They are light weight, easy to carry in on calls and store nicely when not in use. We have yet to encounter a patient or call that the devices haven’t worked

Cody Hunter

Fire Chief

Saylor Township Fire Dept.



Our department recently purchased the JAK harness. I have to say, I am impressed with how much we use it. The elderly fall cases are increasing. The ability to safely get folks up off of a floor without injuring responders or the patient has been the true benefits we are seeing. Yesterday the patient said, “I really like this” as we assisted them to a car for a doctor’s appointment. The ability to effectively clean the device on scene is also a benefit. I recommend this device over other devices we have tried. 



Ray Reynolds



Fire Chief- Critical Care Paramedic





The JAK Harness is the safest, and easiest to use, patient lifting device on the market. The JAK Harness eliminates the need to lift patients from under their vulnerable shoulders, and allows you to lift them in a comfortable sitting position. The best part of this device is that you maintain total control of the patient during the lifting process. The lifting handles that are placed at multiple heights allow you to grab at a position that is safe and comfortable for your back. The JAK Harness is easy to clean and return to service, and even easier to use due to the simple design. Two clicks and you’re ready to go. If you’re looking for a safe, durable, easy to use, and proven lifting device, look no further than the JAK Harness.

Nate Jones

Firefighter- Paramedic

Des Moines Fire Department