Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Tools and Equipment


Tools and Equipment

Reviews of Fire Service tools and equipment. Please justify your approval or disapproval of a tool or equipment.

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2015

Discussion Forum

Radio strap

Started by Rick Fritz Dec 2, 2014.

Basic Tools vs. New Demolition Tools? 1 Reply

Started by Larry Glover. Last reply by Rick Fritz Apr 26, 2013.

Gemtor Harness

Started by Baxter L Miller III Mar 18, 2010.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Tools and Equipment to add comments!

Comment by Baxter L Miller III on March 18, 2010 at 2:30pm
I am looking for policies and training on how to use Gemtor Harness. We have purchased this equipment and of course I have been put in charge of writing the polices for the use and inspection. Help a brother out!
Comment by Baxter L Miller III on May 28, 2009 at 5:58pm
Just reading over the comments lets me know I needed to be part of this group. Great tool talk. And for me the NEW YORK HOOK has what I need. But the tool has to be wrapped with cable wire with sports tape over it so my wet gloves can push and pull without sliping. Oh one more thing I would like to ask the group who ever thought of making a pike pole with a 2" in diameter handle. I can not get a grip when trying to push or pull with this tool?
Comment by Nate Brown on March 3, 2009 at 12:10am
I know there are some guys out there with strong opinions on nozzles! So what about it; 75psi or 50psi low pressure nozzles?
Comment by Rick Fritz on February 23, 2009 at 10:09pm
How is the new profile pic Nate?
Comment by Nate Brown on February 23, 2009 at 9:31pm
Thank you! I can finally sleep thru the night without thinking I'm being hunted down by an Old West Bounty Hunter!
Comment by Nate Brown on February 20, 2009 at 10:07pm
Hey Rick,
That picture scares me! Can you get one that has some cute puppies or something?
Comment by Rick Fritz on February 18, 2009 at 3:12pm
Anyone tried the San Francisco hook? Works better than a NY hook!
Comment by Rick Fritz on February 18, 2009 at 3:09pm
Ifv Stihl or any other saw manufacturer saw what we really did with their tool, there would be a safety disclaimer bulletin put out about us!
Comment by Gary Rauch on February 15, 2009 at 11:40pm
I feel the same way about the New York Roof Hook. There is so much more versitility with this hook. I have been using it for a number of years now.
There are still uses for the pike pole but they are falling by the wayside.
Right now I have just gotten my hands on a Talon Hook, which is a roof hook with a haligan fork at the end and I'm looking forward to using it.
Comment by holden shough on February 14, 2009 at 10:56am
i really like the New York Hook you can do so much more with it then what u can do with a pike pole. I think its faster when pullin ceilings and it works good for prying and other things it is definantly one of my favorite tools

Members (40)


Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our community policy page.  

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of


© 2024   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service