Oxnard College Fire Academy & Technology Adds EZ Spanner™ Ratcheting Fire Hydrant Wrench

Los Angeles, CA—Better Tools, LLC, announced that Oxnard College Fire Academy & Technology, in Oxnard, California, has taken Delivery of the EZ Spanner™ Ratcheting Fire Hydrant Wrench to incorporate into its state-of-the-art fire recruit training curriculum.

Faculty/Department Chair and retired Los Angeles City (CA) Captain, Mike Ketaily, recognized that the EZ Spanner™ is a major development in firefighting technology. Ketaily comments, “I am very happy to incorporate the EZ Spanner Ratcheting Hydrant Wrench into our curriculum. We have identified the benefit that the EZ Spanner brings to the profession of firefighting. We can teach our students to keep their body in a safe position while opening hydrants and reduce the chance of injuries.”

Firefighters and municipal workers are often put in compromising positions while trying to open these difficult hydrants. The EZ Spanner’s™ ratcheting capability and extendable handle makes this task much easier.

Because of the ratcheting mechanism, the EZ Spanner™ enables firefighters to open the most obstructed fire hydrants faster. “Getting water on the fire faster saves lives,” explains Dennis Garrison, Los Angeles City firefighter and inventor of the EZ Spanner.

Better Tools, Inc. has incorporated three custom designed hooks that grab onto fittings to address the problem of the tool slipping off the fitting and causing injuries.

Leverage is a major problem with the current standard fire hydrant wrenches because of their short length. The EZ Spanner has addressed this issue by incorporating an extendable handle that increases the length of the tool and adds a mechanical advantage to opening hydrants faster and with less effort.

For more information, visit www.ezspanner.com.

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