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  • FireDemon618
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    Couldn't Have Said it better...

    Or you realize that being a firefighter is much more than a favorite tool. Learn to be the best you can with all the tools. You may have to perform more than one task at a fireground.[/QUOTE]

    Thats probably the smartest thing anyone has said on here....

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  • Mihlrad
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    Before you say it, i know i have too much free time on my hands.





    Patent pending by the way.

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  • backsteprescue
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    Originally posted by Bones42 View Post
    Or you realize that being a firefighter is much more than a favorite tool. Learn to be the best you can with all the tools. You may have to perform more than one task at a fireground.
    Well said Bones.


    Besides, one tool can't do everything or might not be good in all situations. Maybe your favorite tool for extrication is the hyd. spreaders, but would you rather have the spreaders or a K-12 on a roof?

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  • Bones42
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    Also, as far as the using tools at a certain age, it is all insurance that decides that.
    I believe it's actually Federal and State Child Labor Laws.

    If you dont have a favorite tool or apparatus, then odds are your pretty indecisive about what you want to do when you actually become a firefighter.
    Or you realize that being a firefighter is much more than a favorite tool. Learn to be the best you can with all the tools. You may have to perform more than one task at a fireground.

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  • Mihlrad
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    Actually, theres many positive reasons for having a favorite tool. I just joined a truck and rescue company after being a junior for a few years (like 3) and i joined it because my favorite tools are the hydraulic, gas, and ladder. If you dont have a favorite tool or apparatus, then odds are your pretty indecisive about what you want to do when you actually become a firefighter.

    Also, as far as the using tools at a certain age, it is all insurance that decides that. Im under 18 (im 17) and i am a firefighter (not a junior/explorer) If insurance papers for the members using the tools are filled out and updated then those members can use tools. In our department all new members to the juniors MUST fill out insurance release forms and other paperwork or they may not participate physically in anything but the meeting.

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  • LVFRExplorer9
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    But what is the harm in asking what somebody's favorite tool is? Of course if a certain tool gets the job done then you are going to use that tool, that is common sense. If you need to extricate someone out of a vehicle you are not going to go grab the Irons. And vice versa, if you are going to force a residential door you are not going to grab The Amkus(Jaws) and Cutters. Everyone has their preference, let them express their opnion. I have not been posting for too long but i believe that is what these boards are for, correct me if i am wrong.

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  • FireDemon618
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    re:hey

    I'm glad ur becoming more understanding, "I" figure that when a person begins to use all these tool in training they tend to find one that suites them and they just find it a personal favorite like a favorite food or color...By NO means am "I" saying they should spend their time searching for their favorite, but if they find it or know it why not write about it????

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  • jrfirefighter23
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    Originally posted by FireDemon618 View Post
    I agre that we should be learning the jobs but I also agree that knowing the tools of the trade will help us better learn the job.

    I am a 2 year Explorer about to start standards in a few days and as a future truckie I must say that your brain is a valuble tool but my favorite for force is a halligan!
    agreed with but I still think that Jrs and expoleres shouldn't worry about what tool they like the best because to me it doesn't matter if it gets the job done, then im goin use it.

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  • FireDemon618
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    Favorite Tool

    I agre that we should be learning the jobs but I also agree that knowing the tools of the trade will help us better learn the job.

    I am a 2 year Explorer about to start standards in a few days and as a future truckie I must say that your brain is a valuble tool but my favorite for force is a halligan!

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  • backsteprescue
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    Originally posted by dusty55 View Post
    Did you get it??
    You've got mail!

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  • dusty55
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    Originally posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Dusty,

    You got an email address?
    Did you get it??

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  • backsteprescue
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    Originally posted by dusty55 View Post
    Ok now jrfirefighter23, Where in this entire thread did i say i was a FF. Im no FF, im a 4th yr explorer that just got done with an extrication drill to start out the new year and was amazed wth the jaws.
    Dusty,

    You got an email address?

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  • dusty55
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    Originally posted by jrfirefighter23 View Post
    ok then if your a firefighter why are you posting in a jr FF/ explorer forum to begin with
    Ok now jrfirefighter23, Where in this entire thread did i say i was a FF. Im no FF, im a 4th yr explorer that just got done with an extrication drill to start out the new year and was amazed wth the jaws.

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  • backsteprescue
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    Originally posted by tbonetrexler View Post

    Also, dont assume there are only juniors in here, alot of the regular firefighters and officers stop by, more than you think probably.
    hahaha..............THERE YOU GO!

    Just remember that you never know who knows who or who is on these forums. Some of the people on here remember when someone got on here and for lack of better words made an *** of himself and his dept. and lo and behold, an officer from his dept. just happened to be a member here, and the dept. didn't like it too much.

    Stay Safe.

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  • Bones42
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    After skimming through a few of these posts...people's favorite "tool" should be Webster's Dictionary. Spelling can be your friend.

    The "lump" above your shoulders is your most valuable tool, but that does not make it everyone's favorite. An engine man's favorite tool is his nozzle. Spreaders, hooks, Haligans, fans, etc...NONE of that puts the fire out. A well trained nozzleman does that.

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