fire fighting broom is designed for direct attack on fires in grass,
leaves and underbrush. It is also commonly used by fire investigators in
fire investigation activities to move and sift through debris without
disturbing evidence. The fire fighting broom is also used in fire line
construction and for patrolling fire breaks. This broom has been
designed to exceed the rigorous demands of fire suppression work while
being light enough to be easily carried to remote areas and used by fire
fighters under the harshest of conditions. Get more manpower on the
scene faster and more economically than backpack pumps. The hardwood
handle, stiff textured Palmyra fiber and metal cap are locked under tons
of pressure to prevent loose handles and fiber fallout. Bonded red
finish, inside and out resist chipping, flaking and rusting. Dimensions:
10" fibertrim, 53.75" overall.
Instructions for Fire Service
following procedures for the use of the fire fighting broom were
developed and recommended by Chief Harold Goodney, State Fire Instructor
for Herkimer County. New York.
Grass fires in short grass and/or leaves.
- May be attacked directly with fire brooms only.
the flanks of the fire area, on both sides if possible, and while
working towards the head or front of the fire, sweep the burning embers
back into the burned area.
Grass fires in tall grass and weeds, low brush, etc.
is usually best to "knock down" the flames with water streams from
back-pack pumps ahead of the attack with the brooms as in A-2 above.
the terrain allows fire apparatus to approach close enough to utilize
hose lines for the initial attack, the broom can still be used to follow
up to check for any remaining embers.
- Beating at the flames may cause flying embers to spread the fire.
- Surface fires under tall timber. The fire broom may be used as in grass and leaf fires.
- Fires involving undergrowth or tall timbers. Use of the fire broom limited to patrolling fire breaks, etc.
For extended broom life soak fibres in water prior to use.