THE PIG is an innovative and beautifully simple, fire service tool that was developed by an experienced Austin, Texas firefighter.
THE PIG combines the two working ends of the flat-head and the pick-head axe. Ask yourself – How often do firefighters actually use the cutting edge of a fire service axe? Firefighting has evolved and THE PIG has arrived to devour every assignment in it’s path.
THE PIG is 8 pounds of total fireground domination! Combining proven attributes of a flat-head and pick-head axe, THE PIG is the most versatile tool on the fireground. Roof ventilations, forcible entry, saving your own, breaching walls, and breaking locks are just the start of it’s capabilities. THE PIG can also be used for overhaul, and is great for pulling down drywall, shiplap, lathe and plaster, and trim. THE PIG is the single most capable hand tool on the fireground. When you arrive on scene, there will be no question what you will reach for. Grab THE PIG!
THE PIG is sure to become the “go-to” tool for roof ventilation. The flat-head side of the tool easily bashes through roofing material and is unquestionably faster than using the cutting edge of an axe. There is a good chance the hole will be done before the saw gets to the roof.
Use the 4.5″ pick of THE PIG to make indication holes and kerf cuts so you can read smoke conditions below you and to see what type of roof decking you are standing on. The Pig is great for skylight removal. Also, the pick side can be used to provide a foothold on a steep roof.
- For forcible entry THE PIG can be used to create gaps between the doorframe and the door during forcible entry.
- Break and punch locks
- When used along with a halligan, THE PIG can be used to force metal inward or outward swinging doors
- Remove burglar bars
- Breach walls of various types, including brick
Great for pulling down drywall, shiplap, lathe and plaster, and trim.