- Model Number:FFTHK06
- Material:Carbon steel heat treated
- Keyword:Multi Purpose Pike Pole Hook Set
- Usage:Fire fighting and Rescue
The Pike Pole‘s original use in the fire service was to pull down walls and neighboring buildings to stop a fire’s spread. Modern firefighting pike poles are usually of fiberglass, between 4 feet to 12 feet long, and used to search for fires hidden behind walls and ceilings, to pull items from intense heat and flames, and to ventilate structures by breaking windows.
The pike pole is often hooked at one end to facilitate easier movement of materials, especially drywall and wood.
pike pole models are lightweight and durable; they are sometimes made from fiberglass to save on weight and increase strength and durability. The hook on the end of the pole is usually made of metal such as steel or even iron for durability and heavy-duty use. A firefighter is likely to use a pike pole during a fire to tear down drywall. This is done to find out if a fire is burning behind the drywall in the wall itself; by revealing the fire, the firefighters can then douse the flames or trace the fire to its source more easily and quickly.
It can also be used to break windows for ventilation, for pulling down ceiling tiles or other material, and for removing items that may add fuel to a fire without having to get too close to the flames themselves.
All pike poles have a round fiberglass handle with a plastic core for added stability, maximum strength, and minimum weight. The outside diameter of the handle is 1-1/4 inch.
The All Purpose Hook is the standard hook made to exact specifications in every detail. It is the most versatile hook used in the fire service today. Featuring a multitude of uses, from opening ceilings, walls, floors, moldings and casings, to the rapid removal of wood, lath and plaster.
Specially Tapered Hook-Head Point: Can be thrust through all materials more easily than conventional hooks.
Two Workable Ends: Allows versatility whether pulling or prying. Reliance in head strength by using meehanite ductliron. The adz on both ends are flared for a larger pulling or prying surface at the contact points.
Super Strength Solid Fiberglass Pole: End bent or broken poles forever. Luminous color is used for safety during smoke or conditions of poor visibility.
Stainless Steel Wear Sleeves: Are drawn over the fiberglass at each end of the hook.
Gas Shut-Off, Ram Knob and Directional: Slot attached to the pole end is a gas shut-off, ram knob and directional slot. You know which direction the head is at all times. High gas meters may be shut from the floor level.
Celtex Grips: 28 inches of sanded celtex gives the user a positive no-slip shock absorbing grip.
Welded Components: All component parts are welded, head and shut-off to stainless steel sleeves.
Lengths: The hook is available in a variety of convenient lengths and handle options. 32″ & 40″ hooks will have a D-handle. Gas Shut-Off is standard, D-Handle and Ram Knob handles are available on 4′, 5′, 6′, 8′, 10′, 12′, & 14′ long models.
Weight: Approximate weight is 6 lbs.