Tools of the Trade : Firefighting Hand Tools and Their UseRichard A. Fritz
Tools of the Trade : Firefighting Hand Tools and Their Use
By Richard A. Fritz, Battalion Chief of Training (Ret.), High Point (NC) Fire Department
Each day, firefighters throughout the country use numerous tools for extrication, forcible entry, extinguishment, rescue, ventilation, overhaul, salvage, and other functions associated with the "job." Without the knowledge of how and when to use these tools, they become ineffective and a waste of space on the apparatus.
- Identifies the tool and its standard uses
- Discusses special tool uses and in-house modifications
- Points out the limitations of each tool
Written for firefighters, company officers, chief officers, and anyone purchasing hand tools for the fire service.
- Cutting tools
- Prying tools
- Striking tools
- Personal tools
- Several-in-one tools
- Special purpose tools
- Tool maintenance
- Tool combinations
- Tools on fire apparatus
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