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    Fire Service: Firefighter Tools, Flashlights, and Lanterns

    By Mark Conroy

    You probably drive by the local fire station on your service routes. If you have a spare moment, stop in and introduce yourself. You will be surprised how friendly most of the firefighters are. And they may turn into customers, because you have access to Brooks' full line of fire equipment.

    The Channellock Rescue Tool is multi-facetted, and one of the most rugged tools in its class. And it has most of the tools a firefighter needs for routine calls. Do not worry about explaining what it can do, firefighters know these tools, and they can usually explain the purpose for each tool on the device.

    Rescue Tools

    P/N Description Spanner Wrench Auto Glass Punch Pry Bar Gas Shutoff Cable Cutter
    TL87 9" Rescue Tool Storz/Rocker Lug Yes Yes Yes Yes
    TL89 11" Rescue Tool Storz/Rocker Lug Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Also let them know you carry Right Angle LED Flashlights, by Pelican. Firefighters hang these flashlights on their turnout gear when responding to fires and other emergency situations. They all carry them on the job, so when they get worn or damaged, there will be a need for replacement. You will be doing these professionals a favor by providing a ready source for new ones. Firefighters also carry Lanterns and, through experience, they know which one they need.

    Right Angle Flashlights

    P/N Run Time High/Low Flash/Down Cast Batteries Intrinsically Safe
    P3715Y 31 hr Yes 4 AA Alkaline (not included) Yes
    P3765Y 14 hr Yes 4 AA Alkaline, Rechargeable Yes
    P3610Y 5 hr 45 min N/A 4 AA Alkaline Yes


    P/N Brand L x H x W Color Run Time 120 V VDC Notes
    P9410LY Pelican 8 3/4" x 4" x 3 3/4" Yellow 10.5 hr 7.4V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, Head Rotates
    SL45116 Litebox 11 1/2" x 7" x 5 1/8" Orange 9 hr 12V Standard, Mount Rack
    SL45107 Litebox 11 1/2" x 7" x 5 1/8" Orange 9 hr 12V Vehicle Mount, Direct Wire
    SL44000 Vulcan 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 5" Yellow 3 hr 12V Standard, Charge Rack
    SL44001 Vulcan 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 5" Yellow 3 hr 12V Vehicle Mount, Direct Wire

    Providing a ready source for essential firefighter tools makes everyone safer.

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    Mark Conroy is an engineer in our Boston, MA office and a principal member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Portable Fire Extinguishers. © 2018 Brooks Equipment.

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