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    Hi there!

    So far I know the Biel tool, Pry-Axe and Force-tool.

    The New Axes I`ve read about now are the

    Yes-Tool and the

    Truckmann battle axe.

    (both distrubuted e.g. by edarley)

    From the Pictures, the truckmann axe seems to be a regular small pickaxe, also useable as tincutter.

    The Yes Tool seems to be a "typical" multifunction tool: not good at anything special, lots of sharp ends in every direction...

    Who is using it and can tell me more about these tools?

    And -by the way- who uses the pry axe and for which tasks?

    Thanks!

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    I have never heard of a "yes" tool, where did you see it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmitchell
    I have never heard of a "yes" tool, where did you see it?
    Last one I saw was a Chief answering to a Mayor.

    I carry a Pry-Axe. As the officer on the engine/truck, I am lucky enough to have enough guys that I can supervise/observe/not be on the hoseline. This gives me a tool that allows me to do some work when needed, but not keeping my hands full with a set of irons (Iron's man has that). I have forced windows, wooden doors, opened walls, gas/water valves, etc. It does not replace a set of irons, but still comes in handy as an added tool.
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    The Yes-Tool:

    http://www.edarley.com/edarley4/cata...ion&linkid=377

    Do you carry the pry axe in your Webbing ?

    Actually, I tink it would also quite a good tool for a rit Team, which has often also to carry a hoseline for their protection, an additional cba and some kind of rescue transportation device (don`t know hoe it is called in englsh, take a look)

    http://www.sd-pro2ls.de/shop/index.h...ngstuecher.htm

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    No, I carry it in my hand. No clips or belts, just carrying it.

    rit Team, which has often also to carry a hoseline for their protection, an additional cba and some kind of rescue transportation device
    When we do FAST, we don't carry hoselines, we get the guys out. We do carry a RIT SCBA bag. We don't carry any kind of transportation device.

    IMHO, with all the stuff your RIT is carrying, I would leave the Rapid off their name as they will be far from rapid with all that extra stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    We do carry a RIT SCBA bag. We don't carry any kind of transportation device.

    IMHO, with all the stuff your RIT is carrying, I would leave the Rapid off their name as they will be far from rapid with all that extra stuff.
    That`s interesting stuff to talk about, too.

    Let`s make a new topic about it.

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    It is not the responsibility of the RIT or FAST team to bring a hoseline with them! Their job is to get in, get the brother packaged, and get him out! Engine companies stretch lines. If you need a line for protection while operating as a FAST team, ask for a line!! Its a b*tch of a time trying to locate the downed member with 4 guys and a boss, now you want to give up 2 guys to operate a line? thats not your job.

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