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    Default Chimney/Flue Fire Tool-Kit

    I recently got "voluntold" to make up a small tool kit for chimney/flue fires. What I'm wondering is what kind of items do you use or think may be handy for this? These kits are just something small that can be easily carried. We already have metal buckets, shovels, and chimney sweeps on the engines. What the idea is geared towards is the random little things that are often overlooked. Thanks for any input.


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    In addition, we carry chains, chimney bombs (dry chem in a sandwich bag) and a couple of screwdrivers for removing chimney caps if necessary. A small mirror is also nice for being able to see up the chimney and behind fireplace inserts.

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    A few things that we carry are: an Adjustable Wrench, Vise Grips, a Small Fireplace shovel, and a Kevlar Welding blanket that we use to place in front of the fire place, wood burning stove, etc... This is used to keep embers from burning the carpet. We also use this to cover the front when deploying the "Chimney Bombs" or Chains to help keep the debris to a minimum. We also keep all of the same equipment you listed above. Hope this gets you going in the right direction.

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    We carry our chimney fire kit in a metal 2 gallon pail.

    The kit consists of:

    1) A 30 foot chain with 3 - 2 foot flail sections a foot from the end, the end has a roughly 2 pound 2x2 inch rectangular chunk of steel with a welded sharpened point on it roughly an inch around and inches long

    2) A pair of heavy fireproof mittens for handling the chain

    3) Extinguisher bombs made up of baggies filled with dry chem

    4) A Mirror for looking up the chimney

    5) When we take the pail and the mirror inside we also take a 20 pound dry chemextinguisher inside with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    We carry our chimney fire kit in a metal 2 gallon pail.

    The kit consists of:

    1) A 30 foot chain with 3 - 2 foot flail sections a foot from the end, the end has a roughly 2 pound 2x2 inch rectangular chunk of steel with a welded sharpened point on it roughly an inch around and inches long

    2) A pair of heavy fireproof mittens for handling the chain

    3) Extinguisher bombs made up of baggies filled with dry chem

    4) A Mirror for looking up the chimney

    5) When we take the pail and the mirror inside we also take a 20 pound dry chemextinguisher inside with us.
    Our is very similar except it is in a (2) 5 gallon metal pails. The one with the chimney bombs and chains goes to the roof with an officer and firefighter in full SCBA. The other with a coal scuttle, mirror, and extinguisher go inside. Find a good coal scuttle, or other small shovel to take some fire out of the stove, fireplace, or furnace.

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    Chimney Bombs. 10 LB Dry Chem. Chains on a cable. Welding gloves. Ash Shovel. Mirror on a extendable baton, 5 Gallon Ash bucket and 10 foot runners so you don't track all the schmutz in and out of the ladies house. They get a bit wiffy when you mess up their carpet.
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    Benefits of using the drychem vs a CO2?

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