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    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter View Post
    3 footer for overhaul huh? How does it work out for you?

    Reason I ask is that I am considering picking up a Griff Hook for myself..a 3 foot NY Roof Hook, which as stated, is my weapon of choice (6 footer that is)...
    Majority of our structural fires are in mobile homes, so it's actually the tool of choice for pulling ceilings.

    In site built homes here I'll usually use either 3' a 5' for ceilings, depending on shotgun and older ( 3'- lower ceilings) or newer (5'-higher ceilings) construction and a sheet rock tool for the walls. Brush rake works well on some older sheet rock instead of the sheet rock tool.

    No such thing as a NY roof hook down here .... Simply not a tool used by career or VFDs.
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    Pinch-point bar. Not my favorite tool to carry around, but it has many uses. If I'm at a car fire, it becomes my universal key. I haven't come up against a hood or trunk I couldn't pop with my pinch-point. Also as a last resort you can force doors of structures with it, and I wedge it into the track of overhead doors. Had the springs on a overhead door fail in a workshop once, the thing weighed a ton. I'm just glad nobody was standing under it when it came slamming shut.

    I also like Pulaskis, but my dept doesn't own any. They don't readily incorporate with the wildlands techniques used in the area. First used one during training for my Red-card, then I got to use them all the time when I worked for a landscape company. The boss at the landscape company liked them cause you could use a Pulaski for everything from diggin' trenches, to limbing tree, to dividing up perennials.

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    6lb flathead of course.

    Then a haligan.

    Not a hooligan.

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    A set of irons if I'm doing entry.

    I'm experimenting with a maul and haligan...Let ya know what I think after some training
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    I also have a handful of least favorite tools, but that's no way to talk about fellow members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rice09 View Post
    I also have a handful of least favorite tools, but that's no way to talk about fellow members.
    Don't we all....
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    ....... Juniors.
    LaFire is correct.

    My favorite tool is a junior FF. He runs and gets everything. Including carrying my helmet and refilling my camelbak, mowing my yard....now that's a tool.

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    A well positioned hose line operating at correct pressure.

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    A well positioned hose line operating at correct pressure.

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    4 foot talon hook. It's short enough that it doesn't get in my way when I'm searching or when I'm forcing a door but still long enough to pull ceiling.
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    Set of Irons
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    I also like my 6 in 1 Channel lock tool, forgot about that.

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    Structure Fires- 8 lbs Iowa American Flat-head, you can beat it

    MVA's- The Wunder-bar II, handy little tool everybody should keep in their pocket

    .......oh and that wet stuff and that big red thing

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    6' FDNY roof hook and flat head axe. Being the VES man. I use the hook to chalk the door alot

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    when i worked on a truck company it was usually a roof hook and a pick head axe ( axe being in my truck belt) at the department im on now its the TNT tool wonderful tool that can do just about anything
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