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    I'm trying to identify a tool that was found on a fire truck, someone sent me the photos, here is his description:

    Found this at a fire station. Possibly a tool for an E-One Fire Engine. There is no writing whatsoever anywhere on the item. The metal clips on the sides are spring loaded to open and close the metal prongs in the open end.









    Please let me know if you recognize it. Thanks for taking a look.

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    That is an extension to a three phase circuit breaker. Typically a GE 600 VAC type. It ties on to the front of the lever to give you more leverage.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AlphaSvn View Post
      That is an extension to a three phase circuit breaker. Typically a GE 600 VAC type. It ties on to the front of the lever to give you more leverage.
      Which begs the question... what were those firefighters going to disassemble or break by using this thing.

      I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

      "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

      "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
        Which begs the question... what were those firefighters going to disassemble or break by using this thing.

        They are going to use it to shut off the grid!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AlphaSvn View Post
          That is an extension to a three phase circuit breaker. Typically a GE 600 VAC type. It ties on to the front of the lever to give you more leverage.

          Thanks! I'll pass this on to the owner of it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
            Which begs the question... what were those firefighters going to disassemble or break by using this thing.

            I'm betting someone figured if they carried it, they'd be able to cut power to buildings with such breakers without having to search for said handle.

            Maybe they've got a lot of buildings where having one would be handy.
            Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

            Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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            • #7
              I Dunno..........

              I'm subscribing to the Theory that someone was carrying on in the Fire Service Tradition of "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome"......... "Hey Look, a neat Wedge. We can use that......." And, A Tip O' The Helmet to the Brother from Texas for Identifying the "Object"......
              Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
              In memory of
              Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
              Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

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              I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

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