Firefighting

THE KELLY KART(TM): A BREAK-AWAY PORTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Issue 12 and Volume 150.

THE KELLY KART(TM): A BREAK-AWAY PORTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM BY RAY DOWNEY Over the years many of the new tools and equipment–spanning the entire spectrum from hand tools to electric- and battery-operated, to pneumatic and hydraulic equipment that has found a home in the fire service–introduced into the fire service have been the result of firefighter input. This has happened in many ways. Some commercial, industrial, and automotive tools have been adapted or modified for fire service use. In other cases, the products have been the results of firefighter innovation and ingenuity–two common firefighter traits. The Kelly Kart(TM) is named after Lieutenant Tim Kelly of the City of New York (NY) Fire Department Special Operations Command. One of Kelly`s many duties is purchasing equipment for his command. The units in this command respond to numerous varied types of incidents that require the use of specialized tools and equipment. Kelly came up…

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