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and then publishing the reviews here and in TheFireStore's
own fine blog, On Scene, which is posted several times each week
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Today we are reviewing TFT's Res-Q-Rench, a hose spanner that has several additional functions built into it. Lieutenant Kyle Murphy from the Stafford County, Virginia, Fire & Rescue Department has been using one for many months now and tells us about the tool:
I recently had the opportunity to use the Res-Q-Rench for this review. I previously had this tool in my PPE and used it often for different applications. The different uses for this tool make it very versatile while still maintaining a sleek and compact design to fit in my gear.
The tools light weight is an added benefit, it's like having multiple tools but only taking up space for one. It is just over 8 inches long when it's folded and weighs only 5 oz.
I distinctly remember using it on auto accidents, with the window punch and the prying tool to remove trim from the interior of the vehicles. It also has a seatbelt cutter blade in it.
It's also nice to have as a driver-operator because while keeping it in my pocket I was able to tighten couplings on hose lines while not having to carry the bulky metal wrenches. Not only does it work on all sizes of rocker-lug couplings, but it will also fit 4" and 5" Storz couplings (I believe it's the only pocket spanner that will do that). It also has slots that will fit gas meter shut-offs and oxygen bottle valves.
When I was done with the tool I simply folded it up and placed it back in my pocket under my fire gloves. I would definitely recommend this tool to any firefighter that wants to be ready for any task.
Kyle Murphy, Lieutenant
Stafford County Fire & Rescue
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For more information on the Res-Q-Rench and to order one from TheFireStore, CLICK HERE to go to their catalogue page.
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Stafford County Fire & Rescue WEBSITE.
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Also on FireGeezer…
- Product Review – TFT’s Hydrant Wrench – January 23, 2012
- Product Review – Pro-Tech 8 Collapse & Extrication Glove – June 25, 2012
- Product Review – Shelby Flex Tuff Glove – January 30, 2012
- Product Review – The Streamlight Polytac 90 – December 12, 2011