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Cincinnati Fire Department receives The Doty Belt for all its front line units from Cincinnati Fire Foundation. 

Published on August 16, 2023 in Uncategorized

Thousands of times each year, Cincinnati Firefighters assist residents from the floor. Sometimes this issimply to assist someone with a mobility problem after a mishap, other times the person may havefallen as part of a more serious medical issue. While patient lifting is a routine procedure for Firefighters,it comes with risks. Firefighters must help people … Read More »

Doty Belt Attends FDIC Conference in April 2023

Published on May 5, 2023 in Uncategorized

FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, quality world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. Evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show it’s about the learning and sharing with your … Read More »


How Patient Lift belts Can Improve the Quality of Life for Elderly Patients and Their Caretakers

Published on March 16, 2023 in Lift Belt Benefits

As we age, it can become challenging to perform daily activities and move around, especially for elderly patients with mobility issues who need assistance from caretakers. However, patient lift belts, also known as transfer belts, transfer aids, or mobility aids, can be an incredibly useful tool to improve the quality of life for both patients … Read More »

The Doty Belt – International Fire Fighter

Published on February 15, 2023 in Publication

The Doty Belt/Life Assist Harness has been created to ensure the safety of patient and rescuer, while preserving patient dignity and well-being. The ergonomic advantage the ‘Doty Belt’ provides for lifting and maneuvering heavy, elderly and bariatric patients reduces the risk of back injury for providers and increases security for patients. The ‘Doty Belt’ stitching … Read More »

Doty Belt lift harness saves backs and aids patients

Published on in Publication

Necessity is the mother of invention observed Plato, and a California fire captain certainly has taken that philosophy to heart with an invention designed to aid firefighters and their patients. Captain Glen Doty of the Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department was on a routine medical aid call three years ago when the crew was called up on … Read More »

Why haven’t you been using it before?

Published on September 28, 2022 in Uncategorized

Mr. Doty. In the past few weeks I have personally had the opportunity to use the belts that you sent us. I will tell you that I have use all kinds of contraptions during my service to assist people up from ground level, most of which were improvised. Your device is the ultimate choice as … Read More »

Best Gait Belt Guide 2019

Published on September 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Doty Belt was recently featured as the Best Gait Belt from Ease of Mobility. The Lift Assist Gait Belt by Doty Belt has six separate handles provides versatility to the caregiver who will be able to get a good grip of the belt no matter where they are standing. The handles are made of rubber to prevent … Read More »

Doty Belt Supports Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation

Published on May 10, 2019 in Award, Charities

Doty Belt received a certificate of recognition from the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation for its generous support of the 10th annual hook and ladder run. The hook and ladder run helps support injured and fallen firefighters, police officers, first responders and their families, as well as community organizations and local and national charities. VIEW PDF

Doty Belt – Medical Lift Devices

Published on May 10, 2017 in Products

Whether you’re a first responder, a member of a search and rescue team, or a hospital or care facility employee, Doty Belt has a patient lift assist harness that will help you do your job carefully, confidently and correctly. When you need to lift a patient, we’ve got the medical lift devices that can do … Read More »

The Doty Belt Lift Assist Harness

Published on June 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Anyone who works with medical patients on a regular basis knows how difficult it can be to have to move, lift, and carry those who cannot move, lift, or carry themselves. From accident victims to those who have become bedridden due to age or illness, first responders and caregivers are at an increased risk of … Read More »

Courageous Kids Climbing

Published on August 27, 2015 in Charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doty Belt Gives Climber A Lift! McCall, Idaho – February 22, 2016 – When working with children with special needs during their various climbing events, the posse members of Courageous Kids Climbing would occasionally experiencing some challenges getting the kids up the climbing walls. Event coordinator Jeff Riechmann of Courageous Kids Climbing said, … Read More »

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Published on July 17, 2015 in Products, Publication

By Gabe Brison-TreziseValley News CorrespondentThursday, May 28, 2015(Published in print: Thursday, May 28, 2015) Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for … Read More »

Doty Belt Featured on EMS World

Published on February 6, 2015 in Publication

Many EMS providers each year suffer back and other musculoskeletal injuries from lifting patients. The biggest problem is that people don’t have handles to make lifting and handling them easy to do. Firefighter Captain Glen Doty was tired of seeing his crews get injured and came up with the DotyBelt, a solution that puts handles … Read More »

New Doty Belt Size to Welcome in 2014

New Doty Belt Size to Welcome in 2014

Published on December 28, 2013 in Products, Tensile Testing

First was the regular sized Doty Belt.  Then came the larger Doty Belt.  But, there was a need for something smaller, something that could be used for home health care, physical therapy, the Elderly and for care facilities, and so the Doty Belt Small was created. So, we are pleased to announce the arrival of the blue … Read More »

UL puts DotyBelt through Tensile Test

UL puts DotyBelt through Tensile Test

Published on October 31, 2013 in Stress Testing, Tensile Testing

UL, the testing corporation, recently ran tensile tests on the Doty Belt. UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise in certification, validation, testing, inspections, auditing, education and advisory services. UL ran  tensile tests on the Doty Belt to 1700 lbs. According to Wicapedia, Tensile testing, also known as tension testing, is a fundamental materials science test in … Read More »

California Fire Service Magazine writes feature on Doty Belt

California Fire Service Magazine writes feature on Doty Belt

Published on October 30, 2013 in Publication

The California Fire Service magazine, September/October 2013 issue, have a feature on Doty Belt.  California Fire Service magazine is the exclusive magazine for members of the California State Firefighters’ Association, with over 19,000 members, making it one of the largest firefighter associations in California. If you are a member, check out what the most recent issue of CSFA … Read More »

Emergency Medical Services World profiles Doty Belt

Emergency Medical Services World profiles Doty Belt

Published on October 29, 2013 in Publication

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) World, profiled DotyBelt on its website product guide.  Along with a very good photo of the belt itself, some of the text was quite flattering: The Doty Belt/Lift Assist Harness was created to provide patient and provider safety, while preserving patient dignity and well-being. The ergonomic advantage the Doty Belt provides … Read More »

Support for Livermore/Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation

Support for Livermore/Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation

Published on September 12, 2013 in Charities

Doty Belt helps support the Livermore/Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation hook and ladder run, an annual event in its 5th year, held every June.. The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that supports: Injured and Fallen Firefighters,  officers, First Responders and their families , Burn Foundation and Local Charities in the Tri-Valley area.

International Fire Fighter Magazine features Doty Belt

International Fire Fighter Magazine features Doty Belt

Published on August 21, 2013 in Publication

We didn’t make the cover of the Rolling Stones, or even the cover of International Fire Fighter Magazine, but we are featured on page six of the August 2013 issue.  We are right up there with the big guys. We are thrilled to be featured in such a prestigious magazine, which is read the world over. In … Read More »

Why we invented the Doty Belt, the Best Lift Assist Harness

Why we invented the Doty Belt, the Best Lift Assist Harness

Published on June 18, 2013 in Doty Belt History

Glen Doty is currently a Captain with a California Fire Department and has been in the fire service for 20 years. Over that time period he have responded to hundreds of medical calls. He has witnessed not only a population of people becoming more overweight, but the frequency of lift assists calls growing exponentially. The … Read More »

EMS Safety Award Winner

EMS Safety Award Winner

Published on May 29, 2013 in Award

After only two years in business, DotyBelt receives honorable Mention Award After two years in the research and development stage and Doty Belt LLC second year in business, we received the Honorable Mention Award for 2012 from the EMS Safety Foundation. The EMS Safety Foundation, is a not-for-profit ‘Think Tank’ consortium and institute, its mission … Read More »