For more than 40 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency services personnel and the life they are saving.
One of the world’s most popular forcible entry tools. Head and claw forged from high alloy steel, heat treated for maximum strength then fitted to a 25 mm stress-proof bar. The tool has a machine grooved non-slip grip. Claw opening is parallel and fits over locks, hasps and many door bars. It can also be used as a puller and a gas shut-off during emergencies.
The new ‘Highway’ Hooligan features a new machine sharpened metal cutting claw that uses the can opener principle to cut heavy gauge metal and composites.
Standard Hooligan Bar
Paratech also offer a single forged Hooligan, a top choice by many users.
Personal Entry Tools
Paratech offer 3 different types of forcible entry tools, the Pry-Axe (also Top Cut Fire Axe), Buster, and Biel Tools. All three have extendable claws to offer the powerful ‘Slam & Ram’ capability for quick and decisive entry in tight quarters. These claws can be removed and inserted into keyways in the axe heads for twisting leverage.
Pry-Axe - The best selling tool in the Paratech range, the Pry-Axe is used by fire services and police forces world-wide. The Pry-Axe is lightweight, multi-purpose and designed to pry, enlarge openings, cut sheet metal and twist off locks and latches - small enough to carry but rugged enough for most jobs.
Buster Tool - Designed for the fire service, the Buster has the versatility and strength to assist in getting the job done on the fire ground.
Infinitely versatile, the Buster is also used as a cockpit crash axe and exceeds SAE Aerospace Standard AS 5402, which specifies the design and performance criteria for aircraft crash axes.
Biel Tool - The new Biel Tool is now one piece made from heat treated, electro-polished stainless steel with an extremely durable ergonomically rubber moulded handle.
Incorporating many of the features of the Pry-Axe it is much more compact and light enough to wear on the belt or in the pocket of a tunic / firefighter’s coat.
PRT Ram Bar - A powerful hand tool that requires minimal training.
Designed for fast, forcible entry to allow a single user to pry open doors in seconds and easily break through brick and concrete wall in seconds.
The ‘Slam and Ram’ action of the PRT directs all of its force directly at the point of impact, without deflection, making it safer and more effective than a sledge and wedge.
PRT Tools are available as Rescue kits, which come supplied with a variety of interchangeable tool bits.
Specialist tool bits are also available for piercing applications where firefighting media needs to be injected into fire affected containers, aircraft or other compartments where entry by firefighters is either too dangerous or impossible to achieve. This is an important IMO (International Marine Organisation) requirement for ship firefighting which will come into force from January 2016. More details on requirements for piercing nozzles on container ships can be found here >>>
Top Cut Fire Axe - This excellent fireman’s axe directs maximum chopping efficiency to the top portion of the axe blade. Fire ground axe work demands a tool designed for the job. This axe is designed to chop walls, roofs, doors all with ease.