News & Events
Stuck in the snow? As featured on the Weather Network, the safest and easiest way to get your truck unstuck is by using the Ditch Hitch Vehicle Recovery System. Airing across Canada during winter snow conditions, Deb Matejicka from the Weather Network reports on the use of the Ditch Hitch for getting a truck out that has become stuck in the snow. Check out the video below.
As a member of the Petroleum Safety Association of Canada (PSAC), Ditch Hitch proudly sponsored the 2015 Annual PSAC Stars and Spurs Gala, helping to raise over 1 million dollars to support the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). STARS provides time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in helicopters outfitted as mobile intensive care units.
Principal Photography for The Battalion, a web-based Firefighter/1st Responder Series, starts on September 3rd with the fire department at the Edmonton Airport. This production focused on the fire service in Alberta, the filming of a segment of this series featured the Valley View Fire Department and its use of the live saving Ditch Hitch on September 14th and 15th. You can find existing video-webisodes with the Edmonton Airport Department as well as the City of Devon and most recently the City of Leduc bellow:
Free Gift! From Ditch Hitch at PSC Banff May 5 – 7th, 2015 Join us in Banff May 5 – 7th, 2015 for the Annual Petroleum Safety Conference, Canada’s premier oil and gas safety conference and tradeshow. Ditch Hitch will be on-site in the Kinnear Centre, Booth 201. Stop by to say hello, let us know you read this news update and receive a special gift, compliments of Ditch Hitch!
The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) have announced another successful fundraising event. CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS raised a staggering $975,000 in one day. For the fourth year, STARS partnered with five prominent Calgary-based CEOs and dropped them into Kananaskis Country, near Bragg Creek via helicopter. Using only their cell phones to collect donations, the CEOs had no choice but to “dial” for their survival by remaining on the mountain until they raised a goal of $100,000 each, at which point they were “rescued” by STARS Air Ambulance.
Ditch Hitch, an Alberta based, family run business was recently featured in the December 2014 issue of the Oilfield Pulse, an operations-focused on-line magazine targeted at companies doing business in the oil and gas industry. Not only on the cover, the magazine targeted Ditch Hitch and the problem of vehicle recovery in an in-depth feature story. The article provides detailed coverage of the dangers inherent in vehicle recovery and the solutions offered by Ditch Hitch for safety getting vehicles unstuck from the snow or mud or wherever they may be stuck. The article describes the often times reality of needing to shock load the vehicle to get it unstuck.