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Tool benefits wildland firefighters

The Rescue 42 Inc. McLaski incorporates seven essential wildland tools: a fire rake; hoe; scraper; axe; wildland spanner wrench; gas wrench; and fusee holder. This tool 'weighs less than six pounds to minimize firefighter fatigue. The seven-in-one tool allows wildland firefighters to chop small brush, create and maintain fire lines and trails and safely light back fires. It can also be used in structural fires for pulling ceilings, sheetrock, carpet, shingles and other overhaul operations. The McLaski is available in a 42-inch helattack, 48-inch standard and 60-inch long handle sizes and uses Nupla composite handles. The 48-inch handle is also available in wood. For more information call (888) 427-3728 or visit

June 19, 2009 
By Carey Fredericks

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