Good old fashion common sense. I always have a Helicon bar with me.
Derek, did you mean Halligan?
Your Brain. Dont leave home without it.
Yes i did Don. Must be i left my brain elsewhere!
As much as I like the irons, or my FDNY roof hook, or my pick head axe, always grabbing a tool because it is your favorite versus grabbing the right tool for the job will eventually have bad results.
Having said that, I bought a FUBAR tool and it is sweet for overhaul. I am experimenting with it for different uses. Yet it isn't right for everything.
Like others have said ... Common sense, Your brain and etc. ... But I do like the TNT tool that has come on scene within the past years. I have found many uses for it.
Stay safe out there,
halligan or a combi tool for wildland. combi tool is great for just about everything including leaning on when no one is looking!
i like the halligan bar a lot ,obviously my brain and the officers tool (far-bar) tool
My favorite tool would have to be either the pick-head axe or the NY hook. Both are extremely versatile and applicable to many situations that may arise.
Common sense is something I keep on me regardless of whether or not I'm on a fire scene.