Fire Truck Saw


Firefighters use a variety of saws to handle fires.

Along with the handsaw pictured here, several power saws are carried aboard a firetruck to allow the firefighters to get to a fire very quickly. Although you might have seen a circular saw, the firefighters use a specialized version known as a rotary rescue saw, nicknamed K-12. The K-12 saw is designed to cut holes in the roof of a burning building to allow the smoke to escape.