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    what do you think the best officer tools is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladder201 View Post
    what do you think the best officer tools is?


    Pretty simple - It is his brain!


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    I would agree with that answer unless he/she is one of those types who is sitting on it.

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    Yep..brains...not afraid to use them and not afraid to make them stronger with more and better extra training.
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    The persons that the officer is in charge of...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDNJFF View Post
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    This might sound silly- A Possy Box. Its an enclosed metal clip board type box that holds several referance post its, stickers and books for me. I can refer to several different type of resources when needed. (strike team, USAR, Co. Officer First Due guide, etc...)

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    Well, I've met some officers that were tools. No, make that the whole toolbox.
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    i only asked this question, becasue my mother and I wanted to buy my father an offciers tool for work. i Know everyone has there own opions. Just i have no clue since i have only been on 3 years and never touched an officers tool before. i was stcuk between a mini halligan and a mini new york roof hook and bry at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladder201 View Post
    i only asked this question, becasue my mother and I wanted to buy my father an offciers tool for work. i Know everyone has there own opions. Just i have no clue since i have only been on 3 years and never touched an officers tool before. i was stcuk between a mini halligan and a mini new york roof hook and bry at the end.
    Should have explained that first. There are alot of tools out there. Check the fire store .com/Google firefighter tools ect. Mini O tools are nice and small. But are limited as opposed to a set of Irons ect. Hope that helps ya out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladder201 View Post
    i only asked this question, becasue my mother and I wanted to buy my father an offciers tool for work. i Know everyone has there own opions. Just i have no clue since i have only been on 3 years and never touched an officers tool before. i was stcuk between a mini halligan and a mini new york roof hook and bry at the end.
    I recommend a Griff Hook.

    (Scroll down to the Griff Hook) http://www.firehooksunlimited.net/hooks.html

    I have used several "Officer's" tools, and I find this to be the most versatile thus far. ($85)




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    Ours carry Pry-Axe's from Paratech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    The brain and the radio.
    thnaks dickey, saved me the time of having to write it out.
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    Hey 4949 a question..That tools 36".. do you use the strap or just carry it... A few months ago I was given some sort of "officers tool" to evaluate. I think it was about 2ft long and felt it was a pain in the butt, although there wasn't a strap.
    Alot of officers I speak with also don't care for longer "O" tools. About 20" or less.

    ladder201... I think you should try to find out his feelings about what he might like before getting something.

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    Found it. This was the tool, the "FireMaxx". The one I tried was 30" and it wasn't my cup of tea. I hear it also comes in 22". Might be more manageable with a TIC, handlight and radio.
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    I agree with len. Ask him. It might ruin the surprise, but it's better than getting him something that will sit in his locker or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladder201 View Post
    i only asked this question, becasue my mother and I wanted to buy my father an offciers tool for work. i Know everyone has there own opions. Just i have no clue since i have only been on 3 years and never touched an officers tool before. i was stcuk between a mini halligan and a mini new york roof hook and bry at the end.

    I use a crash axe and maybe a short hook. No one touches this officers tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Hey 4949 a question..That tools 36".. do you use the strap or just carry it... A few months ago I was given some sort of "officers tool" to evaluate. I think it was about 2ft long and felt it was a pain in the butt, although there wasn't a strap.
    Alot of officers I speak with also don't care for longer "O" tools. About 20" or less.

    ladder201... I think you should try to find out his feelings about what he might like before getting something.
    I use the strap. The hook only weighs about 5 lbs., so it isn't cumbersome to carry in your hand, but it's nice to be able to hang it on my shoulder if I need to use both hands do something else.

    I don't really like the "O Tool" either. It's not really big enough to do very much with.




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    Kevin, I too, use the Griff Hook, I hardly sit in the Ossifers seat, but I have found it to be an AWESOME personal tool. YOu can sling it for when you dont need it, and it can be used to breach walls, use as an anchor point for a bailout, pull ceiling, almost anything!
    I love it, well worth the cash I spent
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