Basic Firefighter Tool Kit – Pulaski & Fire Shovel
The Basic Firefighter Tool Kit – Pulaski & Fire Shovel with Universal Quick Change Handle is the best hand tool kit in the world for fighting fires. This tool kit includes the “Magnum Pulaski” and the “Troop Tool” – combination shovel/McLeod. The unique kit provides 5 tools in 1 kit.
The Basic Firefighter Tool Kit
As a result of sound engineering practices ,the Basic Firefighter Tool Kit is the best wildfire hand tool system to equip firefighters for fighting any wildfire in any ecosystem, anywhere on earth.
Used by professionals
Two of the world’s best fire tools
The Basic Fire Tool Kit consists of the following tools:
- The Firefighter Tool Universal Handle
- Combination “Magnum Pulaski” Firefighter’s Tool
- Shovel/McCloud Fire Tool “Troop Tool”
This, lightweight kit, weighs just 12 pounds. It has everything a Professional Fire Fighter needs. Likewise, it satisfies the fire tool needs of the Urban Homeowner. First of all the Basic Firefighter Tool Kit consists of the Shovel. Us it for digging and throwing dirt. In addition, the kit includes the McLeod. Us it for scraping grass and soil for making fire trails.
Another fine tool in the kit is the combination Pulaski. Use the axe for cutting small trees and brush. Likewise, use the grub hoe for removing top soil on fire trails. A further addition to the kit is the Firefighter’s Grass Fire Swatter for swatting out fast moving turf grass fires. Finally, all these tool heads work with the Universal Firefighter Tool Handle to make the kit compact and easy to use. As a result, this is the perfect combination of light weight, durable, quick change fire tools to meet the demands of most firefighters for fighting most wildfires.
Got a fire? Just grab two tools and run!
The Universal Fire Tool Kit is made for selecting a primary tool and a secondary tool. As a result, you have the best, first response fire tool for your specific situation.
For brush and sage fires, grab the Shovel/McLeod, connect it the Tool Handle (your primary tool), and stick the Pulaski Head (your secondary tool) in your pack and head out. Because of the universal nature of these tool heads, the firefighter has the options to handle virtually any fire chore in Temperate Forests.
Basic Firefighter Tool Kit Parts
1 – Firefighter Tool “Universal Handle”
This tool weighs in at 2.1 pounds, is 37 inches long and is made of Hickory. This specially engineered wooden handle with snap-lock fitting, is 3 inches longer and approximately twice the strength of a traditional Pulaski handle. In addition the hardened-aluminum CNC-manufactured male fitting threads into and locks into all Quick Change Tool Heads. Finally, the Universal Firefighter’s Tool Handle is replaceable.
2 – Combination “Magnum Pulaski” Firefighter’s Tool
This Magnum Pulaski tool weighs in at 3.3 pounds. It has high-carbon steel replaceable axe and grub-hoe blades. Another attribute is the 6-inch wide grub-hoe blade is twice the width of the traditional Pulaski blade. Additionally, the composite tool head snap-locks onto the Universal Firefighter’s Tool Handle. Finally, the balance of this tool has the center of tool mass at handle Quick Connect.
The Pulaski head and Universal Handle has the same weight as the traditional Pulaski. However the longer reach provides for more powerful blows. This provides for swift and easy cutting. The Pulaski includes orange blade guards with elastic webbing. Additionally, two stainless screws are included in the webbing. These are for attaching an emergency handle if needed.
3 – Fire Shovel/McLeod “Troop Tool”
This tool weighs in at 3.7 pounds. This universal tool adjusts quickly from a shovel to a McLeod. With the push button, its easy to shift from throwing dirt to scrapping lines. This tool adjusts easily for mixing and chinking during mop-up. As a result of the push-button adjustment, the tool combines features of the traditional military trenching shovel. It easily converts to the McLeod rake. As a result of the design, just flip it over for a scraper. Likewise, the steel shovel easily snaps and locks onto the Universal Handle. Finally, the tool head stows flat for travel. In this position it can serve as a safety staff for cross- country travel. It makes travel on steep and uneven ground easier.
The perfect tool kit for 4 wheel vehicles
Four Wheelers travel a lot in the back country off highways. As a result, many of these areas are remote. They are away from initial response fire crews. The vegetation varies from forest to grass. Be prepared with a compact, highly effective fire kit. It contains a high quality set of fire tools you can trust. These tools have stood up to the test of experienced fire crews.
Talk with a professional firefighter
If you have a question about these fire tools call and talk with Titus Nelson at Cat 6 Tools. He fought fires with the U. S. Forest Service and the well known Texas Canyon Hotshots on the Angles Forest north of Los Angeles. He also served 7 years as a Smokejumper in the Pacific North West and with the BLM in Alaska. In addition, he has direct experience with all sorts of fire tools, including the fire shovel, McLeod, Pulaski, and the brush hook. And finally, he has extensive experience with all sorts of axes, chain saws, and portable gas engine powered fire pumps.
For an interesting article on Smokejumpers tools, read the “The Smokejumper’s Ultimate Toolkit Checklist.
Want to become a Smokejumper? Checkout the National Smokejumper Association web page for more information.
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