An Ontario (Canada) firefighter has developed a tool designed to reduce the amount of gear and weight that firefighters carry on their person while maintaining the level of readiness the job requires.
The TRI-BLADE is a nine-function multi-tool comprised of the various hand tools that tend to clutter firefighters’ pockets. It is primarily used as a means of gaining access to locked or restricted areas as efficiently and respectfully as possible.
The TRI-BLADE also features the following:
Passive Entry Functions
- Latch wedge blade to manipulate latches behind security plates
- Modified shove knife
- Through-the-lock tip
MVC Emergency Scene Functions
- 8mm and 10mm – 12 point wrenches, used for battery removal
- Window punch
- serrated edge
RIT / Miscellaneous Functions
- residential gas shut off wrench
- 02 cylinder wrench
The mission was simple and so is the design of this tool. Made of the highest quality materials, the TRI-BLADE is superior in strength yet compact and lightweight. At 100grams in weight, the stored size of the tool is 1.5” x 6.5” x .105” thick. This makes carrying the tool behind a radio or in any other pocket virtually unnoticed. The TRI-BLADE offers exceptional versatility with its simplistic yet deliberate foldable design.
Lighten up your pockets….TRI before you pry! Learn more at www.intothesmoke.ca