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    I am looking for the personal tool that can be used to help pull a charged hoseline. (it has the hook to go around the hose with the handle on top) I was wondering if anyone has any feedback it wether it works or not and where you can get them?

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    Save yourself some money, adn just use some rope.

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    ya... but it seems like the tool would be a little easier to move around and help feed the line?

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    Is this what you were looking for? Invented by a guy on a neighboring department: Nicol Hose Hook.

    Guess it comes down to the availability of the tool, how much LDH you have to move, how far you have to move it, etc. I've done it successfully with a 20' section of 2" tubular webbing, but if I had to move 100's of feet of it, or move it more than 10' or so, maybe the hose hook would come in handy....
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    no. This is what im actually looking for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivgl36xe_uo

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    i can only seem to find stuff about it on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51LhJ...eature=related

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    You have the most versatile tools attached to the end of your arms.
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    maybe this is what you're looking for? http://www.publicsafetycenter.com/th...fire-tool.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    You have the most versatile tools attached to the end of your arms.
    true very true

    the tool you are talking about sounds like a hose strap but thats for ladders and such if you want something light weight and easy to use (for advanceing) use rope or webing and your body will take the torque and make it easy on you... but if you want a tool that will help you "feed" hose around say corners then the above quote is what I would go with a tool would have to be slid down and pulled then slid again well that takes time......

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    Thank you. Anyone have one? Is it worth it?

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    well I watched the video it was not a hose strap

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    That same 20' section of 2" tubular webbing that I move 5" hose with does the same thing as that Bowring tool, for a fraction of the price. Just my thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRollEm View Post
    i can only seem to find stuff about it on youtube.
    Really? Are you familar with the concept of "Google?"

    If you have $125 to throw away, they have a website.
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    yes i am somewhat familiar with that google thing. however, it is a little difficult to search for something when you dont know the name of it. thanks for wasting space on here though...

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    hands and webbing work great

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRollEm View Post
    yes i am somewhat familiar with that google thing. however, it is a little difficult to search for something when you dont know the name of it
    Are you serious?

    thanks for wasting space on here though...
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    Hit the gym and get some arms so you can hump hose the way it's been done by firefighters for decades, by hand. You don't need a tool to advance and handle hose, aka hump hose. If you can't hump hose by hand, well, maybe you should be on the EMS crew.

    Use the money you'd spend on the tool and get a gym membership.

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    Thanks for wasting oxygen on my planet. [/QUOTE]

    it seems as though someones child has gotten on here to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Hit the gym and get some arms so you can hump hose the way it's been done by firefighters for decades, by hand. You don't need a tool to advance and handle hose, aka hump hose. If you can't hump hose by hand, well, maybe you should be on the EMS crew.

    Use the money you'd spend on the tool and get a gym membership.
    good point. i do think there is something to say about working smarter than harder. maybe i will just start pulling the ol hose wagon to the fire. that should toughen me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRollEm View Post
    it seems as though someones child has gotten on here to reply.
    Hey, dipsh|t, you've posted two videos about this overpriced piece of scrap metal:

    "The Bowring Tool 2-1/2" hose advancement"
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    "The Bowring Tool"

    ...and you can't figure out what the tool is called to JFGI?!? Did your parents have any kids who lived?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRollEm View Post
    good point. i do think there is something to say about working smarter than harder. maybe i will just start pulling the ol hose wagon to the fire. that should toughen me up
    Haha, yeah yeah yeah. Maybe dragging a hose wagon is just what you need brother, get those arms bigger, . Seriously, do some weight training and it does make the job easier without having to rely on tools to do it. Not trying to be an ***, just giving some advice.

    BTW, just ignore ole deputydipschit, he's, well, not sure what his deal is. He just tends to be a dick.

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    Copping an attitude is never a good alternative. Some folks like to bust your balls.

    Perhaps something like this is what you have in mind:

    We have a couple around the station that are simply a loop of rope with a similar handle, and one old timer is made of chain instead of rope.

    They're a handy solution for holding a line in place if you have an anchoring point, especially if you're going to be in one place with it for a while (like a "surround and drown").

    The outfit I borrowed the image from sells it for $40. This is not an endorsement of that outfit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Haha, yeah yeah yeah. Maybe dragging a hose wagon is just what you need brother, get those arms bigger, . Seriously, do some weight training and it does make the job easier without having to rely on tools to do it. Not trying to be an ***, just giving some advice.

    BTW, just ignore ole deputydipschit, he's, well, not sure what his deal is. He just tends to be a dick.
    I appreciate the advice, but weight training is not an issue. Just checking out different tools out there. Seeing if they are any good or worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Perhaps something like this is what you have in mind:

    We have a couple around the station that are simply a loop of rope with a similar handle, and one old timer is made of chain instead of rope.

    They're a handy solution for holding a line in place if you have an anchoring point, especially if you're going to be in one place with it for a while (like a "surround and drown").

    The outfit I borrowed the image from sells it for $40. This is not an endorsement of that outfit.
    The good ole ladder hose strap. If you use it on a ladder better make dang sure your ladder footer is doing his job, haha. Mine wasn't one time, FNG, and the ladder started to do the chicken wobble with me. Needless to say, the next shift we made sure he did plenty of ladder drills with ladder hose straps to make sure the lesson from the previous shift stayed with him.

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    First, It doesn't look like a personal tool to me, It's kind of big for the pocket. Second, the price of a hose strap or a piece of webbing, as stated, is a fraction of the cost. Third, I don't know how much you will be using this, it's one of those cool gadets but not really necessary.
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