The Officers Tool or "O-Tool" is another Fire Hooks Unlimited original design, invented by a firefighter, for firefighters. It is made of high strength steel with the head welded to the shaft and forged. The shaft is covered with a non-slip gripping surface, and the shaft end of the tool is formed into a pry bar capable of slipping into tight spaces. The head of the tool has a flat driving surface, with an "A" type lock puller machined into the adz of the blade. It is used for "through-the-lock" method of forcible entry, the "A" lock puller will remove the lock cylinders from Mortise and Rim locks. The will will also remove key in the knob locks and tubular locks also. It can be used to remove the steel plates protecting the cylinders on some locks and always found protecting cylinders on the Fox Police Bar and Brace locks. After the protecting plate is removed, the cylinders can be pulled from the door and the lock opened.
This kit is an ideal assigned tool in separation from the ladder companies in Hi-rise fires, seach, or examination procedures. Chiefs: Carry this kit for added protection in all fire and emergency conditions. For through-the-lock method of forcible entry, the "O" Tool removes the lock cylinder and the KErry Key Slides or turns the mechanism.An ideal separation tool