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Tools and Equipment Rick Decorie
Tools Tools are defined as all tools or equipment carried by the fire department except for hose, ladders, and the fire apparatus.
Five categories of tools A.Hose: Those tools that are used in conjunction with hose and pumping apparatus. 1. Rope hose tool 2. Wrenches a. Spanner wrenches b. Hydrant wrenches
Five categories of tools 3. Clamps 4. Hose jacket 5. Rollers B. Forcible entry: Those tools that are used when it is necessary to force an opening that is locked, blocked, or where none exists.
Five categories of tools 1. Striking tools a. Flathead axe b. Maul c. Sledgehammer d. Battering ram e. Hammer f. Lock breaker
Five categories of tools 2. Prying tools a. Crowbar b. Halligan bar c. Hux bar d. Pry bar e. Hydraulic
Five categories of tools 3. Cutting tools a. Axes b. Saws c. Torches d. Bolt cutters 4. Pulling tools a. Hooks b. Pike poles
Five categories of tools 5. Through-the-lock tools a. K tool b. Picks and key tool c. Vice grip or channel lock pliers
Five categories of tools C. Salvage: Those tools used to protect property, merchandise, and personal effects from water, smoke, and heat. 1. Salvage cover 2. Floor runner 3. Water vacuum
Five categories of tools D. Overhaul: Those tools used to search for hidden fire or hot spots. 1. Pike poles 2. Rubbish hooks 3. Shovels 4. Axes 5. Chain saws 6. Carry-alls 7. Thermal imaging camera (TIC)
Five categories of tools E. Rescue: Those tools used in the saving of life. 1. Spreaders 2. Cutters 3. TIC
General safety rules A.Use the right tool for the job B.Use the tool properly C.Maintain the tool properly D.Carry the tool properly E.Clear the area of unnecessary personnel when using sharp, pointed, or power tools
General safety rules F. Clear the area of as many obstructions as possible G. Always wear complete protective clothing
Accountability of tools A.All tools should be accounted for and in the proper locations B.Report any problems or missing tools as soon as possible C.Inventory on a regular basis D.Fix or replace tools as soon as possible
Conclusion: Tools are of no use if left on the apparatus. Bring a tool with you. You’ll never know when you may need it.