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Hand Tools for Wildfire

Texas Forestry Museum

Sound | 1970s

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Presented by the US Forest Service, this 1970s training film focuses on the different types of hand tools used in fighting wildfires. The film captures experienced firefighters working with the various tools, including but not limited to, a pulaski, an ax blade, and a water hose. The narrator discusses the importance of proper etiquette, dress, and professionalism when handling fires.