Thread: New Tool Ideas
04-16-1999, 05:40 PM #1Tim SchaffnerFirehouse.com Guest
New Tool Ideas
My Dept has delveloped some new ideas for tools for use on wildland/mountain fires. One is the use of gas powered backpack leaf blowers- does a terrific job in leaf and pine type material. Second is gas powered weed wackers with metal blades, does terrific job in laurl and brush.
04-16-1999, 06:36 PM #2stone35Firehouse.com Guest
The leaf blower is a definite advantage to combatting ground fuel fires. Our department purchased on some time ago and it has been a very useful tool. It really speeds up the process and cuts down on time, especially when your manpower is limited.
I think I may suggest some sort of brush cutter, such as a weedeater with a metal blade. We had a field fire recently that was located right in the middle of every briar bush in Western Kentucky. I would have given anything to clear out a couple of acres of briars.
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