Pike Poles have a 2.5 lb. ductile iron pike head in 6 ft. fiberglass handle length with butt grip. The Poles are used by firefighters to pull down and search for fires hidden behind sheetrock in walls and ceilings, and for ventilating structures by breaking windows. Also used for salvage operations and in such events as constructing water chutes to displace water. Ductile iron head can withstand intense heat and flame. Poles have been used for reaching, holding, pulling, lifting such as the sides of a timber framed structure like a barn. Also used in lumbering i.e. log rafting to control logs while floating them down river.
Fire Pole handles are made of fiberglass through a pultrusion process that uses a unique resin and thousands of strands of fiberglass with solid reinforcement bars at critical stress points of the handle. This design produces optimum strength-to-weight ratios and provides safety and durability in heavy duty applications. Fiberglass handles have excellent dielectric properties and are safe to use even in wet conditions. Smooth, resin rich handle surfaces protect users from splinters and resist UV deterioration. Handles are unaffected by cuts, blows, moisture, most industrial chemicals and are easy to clean. They have a high shelf life since they are unaffected by fungus, termites or dry rot as with wood handles.