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    I have to come up with 10 "out of the box" uses for a pry bar, pike pole, sledge hammer, flat-head ax, and pick-head ax 10 uses for each. if someone could help me out that would be awesome.

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    You want funny answers?

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    Asking us to do your homework? Why don't you instead post up what you have came up with so far?

    Read through some fire texts, magazines. Do an internet search for it if you haven't.

    Although I like the idea of thinking of new out of the box ways of using tools, I hope it is shared with your group and someone that is familiar with the tool so that said ideas can be discussed to make sure it is within the limitations of the tool and not dangerous.

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    Seriously, list all you can on your own and then go look in the IFSTA book. How about asking some of the guys on your own FD? That actually may be close to being relevant to your own circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy457 View Post
    I have to come up with 10 "out of the box" uses for a pry bar, pike pole, sledge hammer, flat-head ax, and pick-head ax 10 uses for each. if someone could help me out that would be awesome.
    Take a look in the IFSTA ESSENTIAL's BOOK, it will give you that and more.

    Its awesome too!!!

    I already know the answers.
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    #1 rule.

    Anything within reach is a hammer.

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    That's actually a good question. The IFSTA manuals will give you two or three uses for most of those tools (what they were actually designed for), but what else can they be used for? Outside the box, as he says. Come on, let's make a game of this (serious answers only). How many actual uses have you either used yourself or heard of?

    Pry bar- Prying, of course. Taking out window glass for ventilation. Stick upright in the ground to put up fire line tape. Stick in the ground at an angle for a light-duty anchor. Prop up the hood at a car fire. Place in corner of window frame as an expidient anchor for emergency bail-out. Defend against unfriendly dogs.

    Pike pole- Pull ceiling. Take out window glass. Move debris to get to a stubborn trash fire or overhaul. Prop up an overhead garage door. Move live wires from a vehicle (fiberglass-handle only).

    Sledge hammer- Use in combination with a Halligan tool for forcible entry. Use alone for forcible entry. Break cinder-block walls. Swing from a rope from the roof to ventilate upper floor windows. Break padlocks.

    Pick-head axe- Ventilate a roof. Breach a wall. Use for extra reach when searching a room. Breach a door. Prying. Remove windshield for extrication.

    Flat-head axe - Use with Halligan tool for forcible entry, plus most of the uses above for a pick-head axe.

    Then you forgot the most versatile tool of all, the Halligan! All kinds of uses for forcible entry. Use the fork end to shut off a gas meter or twist off a padlock. Or, use the pick to force a padlock. Drive the pick into a roof and leave it there to provide a foothold. Drive pick into an interior wall and use the adze as a step for a quick boost up. Prop rod for hood at a vehicle fire. Speaking of vehicle fires, stick the fork through the grill and twist to grab the hood release cable. Drive pick through the trunk lock cylinder to get into the trunk. Drive pick into the corner of an automobile hood and pry the corner up to stick a nozzle into the engine compartment.

    Uses for these tools are only limited by your imagination and how long a walk it is back to the engine to fetch the right tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEWTFL View Post
    #1 rule.

    Anything within reach is a hammer.


    LEWTFL - "Hey, can I borrow a Wrench?"

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    LEWTFL - "Any Size, I'm going to use it as a Hammer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    LEWTFL - "Hey, can I borrow a Wrench?"

    Mechanic - "Sure, What Size?"

    LEWTFL - "Any Size, I'm going to use it as a Hammer."

    Mechanic - "&$%#@&%@$&.".......................


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    Check out www.vententersearch.com they just posted a 170 page guide to forcible entry by some FDNY companies. Its pretty nice

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