The G2 sets a new standard for a firefighters pike pole. Through the use of the patent-pending “Hammer Action” the G2 Pike Pole allows the firefighter to multiply the force generated by hammering the bladehead through the ceiling.
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An original fireman pike pole designed by a fireman with firefighters in mind. The G2 has been field tested and has proven to withstand the rigorous demands of the fire ground.
The Game Changer
The patented Hammer Action slide and broad head style tip will drastically improve the speed and efficiency previously unmatched by any other fire department tool. Forever changing the way you’ll pull shiplap.
Hammer action applies force to remove shiplap wall/ceiling by creating mechanical advantage
Tool can be reversed for drywall eliminating need for a second tool
Modified "T" handle
Broadhead designed with bottom side teeth for gripping board
304 Stainless Steel construction
Lathe turned to a point
6 inch wide and .25 in thick broadhead
Ergonomically designed T handle constructed from .5 inch thick powder-coated steel.
57.88" in length. Extends to 69.13"
“The G2 pike pole is a one man game changer when it comes to effectively removing shiplap! The hammer action gives the user the much needed mechanical advantage that is needed to pull old shiplap and with the growing use of shiplap in modern homes for decoration, it’s a tool that no department should go without.”
James Whittle – Firefighter, Dallas, TX
Traditional Pike Pole and G2 Pike Pole Comparison
Traditional Pike Pole
G2 Firefighters Pike Pole
Purchase Point Efficiency
Multiple attempts for initial purchase point
Efficiency of Initial purchase point
Requires finding ceiling fixture
Use in zero visibility – access any point in ceiling
Head Force Strength
Manual force to drive head requires extra energy from firefighter
Hammer Action multiplies force to drive head through
Average weight varies 5 to 10 lbs
G2 weight 15 lbs
Handle and Grip
Less grip advantage with no handle or D handle
T handle to enhance grip
Handle and Head Orientation
Lack features to assist in orientation of tool in zero visibility
T handle aligned to head for orientation of head in zero visibility situations
Designed primarily for use on sheet rock
Dual purpose tool. Tool can be inverted using T handle to pull sheet rock
Traditional Pike Pole And Its Use
A traditional firefighters pike pole is used for aggressive/interior attacks for saving lives as well as structures. In my these aggressive/interior attacks are most effective when coordinated with topside ventilation. The topside vent however is only as good as the interior vent getting the smoke and heat out of the fire compartment making interior crews’ jobs easier to not only extinguish the fire but increase the survivability of victims.
What Standard Pike Poles or Fire Hooks Can’t Do
When pulling shiplap or lathe and plaster, the initial breaking through of the material gaining a purchase point to then pull the boards is not only critical but most often the most difficult part of the task.
My biggest frustration when trying to pull shiplap is breaking through that first board. This is where the patent pending Hammer Action of the G2 gives the firefighter a major advantage that a standard hook can’t offer.
With any other hook, punching through on the first swing is unlikely. You may make a standard hook stick but not punch through all the way. You then have to pull out, reset and then try to hit the same spot where you have weakened the wood.
Furthermore, this is virtually impossible in a smoke filled environment where you can’t see the ceiling that is virtually impossible.
This is where the G2 shines compared to other firefighter pike poles. First because of the modified T handle on the bottom of the tool allows the firefighter to generate more upward force and sturdier grip than just grasping a cylindrical pole.
The main advantage comes when the point sticks. With the broad head designed point stuck in the ceiling, lowering the tool to extend the Hammer Action which allows the point to keep its purchase in the ceiling. Finally with just a few upward thrusts the head is driven through the ceiling without ever losing that initial stick.