On Tuesday 9/6/16, Middlebush Volunteer Fire members actively took part in a drill on the power tools that we have on all of our apparatus and the uses for each of these tools. The range of tools varies from the more common sawsall, to multiple types of chainsaws (for roof cutting and timber cutting), our K12 Rescue Saw to our Paratech Air Chisel tool.
We started out the evening going over all of the tools to ensure everyone knew what each tool was and what it’s primary use was. From there, we had participants examine the tools, taking the blades off to see how it was all put together and then putting them back in working condition. We also examined the accessories to the tools … K12 blades for different purposes (rescue, metal, wood and masonry) as well as sawsall blades (primarily metal and wood) and then of course all of the different attachments for the Paratech tool.