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The FireWedge is a multifunctional rescue tool that is used in fire rescue and emergency response situations (specifically extrication and ladder operations).

It is a highly durable product made in the U.S.A that meets and exceeds NFPA, OSHA, and ANSI Standards. 


3 different functions (high friction factor for all)

  1. Fire Ground Ladder Leveler (provides a anti-slip, stable, firm, level base for a variety of ladders on sloped or inclined ground surfaces).
    • allows a ground fire ladder to be safely used on a slope or uneven terrain.
    • drastically reduces the risk of falling from a ground ladder.
    • aids in preventing ladder kickout for rescue angles of inclination and bailout on all types of  surfaces. 
  2. Vehicular Extrication Cribbing
    • provides a stackable, anti-slip, stable loading block for quick and safe vehicle cribbing on all types of terrain and compound slopes/inclines.
    • aids in preventing vertical movement, tilting, rolling, and sliding of vehicles during extrication operations.
    • NFPA, OSHA, and ANSI compliant.
  3. Large Tire Chock
    • aids in preventing vehicles from rolling/sliding during rescue operations. 
    • provides the wheel chocking function for large fire apparatus and wrecked vehicles. 


Operating Specifications

Ladder Duty Rating:

  • 750 lbs. Ladder Duty Rating, up to a 35-foot ladder
    • Ladder Types: Fire Service, IAA, IA, I, II, III including extension, combination, articulated, articulated extendable, step ladder, and trestle ladder; wood, metal and reinforced plastic.
  • The FireWedge™ is designed to meet and exceed the highest ladder duty rating and anti-slip requirements by NFPA, ANSI, and OSHA Standards at time of manufacture.

Vehicle Cribbing Load Capacity:

  • 22,500 lbs. for all crib step levels combined. (4,500 lbs. each step level).

  • Operating Temperature Range: -22 °F to 300 °F (-30 °C to 149 °C).
  • Resitant to direct flame for 1 minute (minimal surface damage).
  • NFPA and OSHA compliant.

Tire Chock Duty Rating:

  • Rated for tire sizes up to 55 inches (139.7 cm) diameter and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) up to 100,000 lbs. (45,359.23 kg).

  • NFPA, OSHA, SAE, DOT, FHWA, and MSHA compliant.


Benefits of The FireWedge

    • The entire surface is anti-slip for almost all terrains and materials. 
  • Outstanding resistance to cold, heat, ozone, steam, water, weather, fireproof hydraulic fluids, ketones, and alkalis.
  • Excellent electrical insulator, crack-resistant, repels mold and mildew growth, and environmentally friendly.
  • Replaces 85% of wood cribbing while gaining added field functions. 
  • Makes ladder rescue operations during structure fires faster, safer, and more reliable.
  • Speeds up rescue time.
  • Increases reliability in saving lives and preventing injuries.
  • Saves space on fire apparatus by serving as an "all-in-one" replacement for vehicle extrication cribbing and large tire chocks.
  • Satisfies federal regulations for outfitting fire apparatus.
  • The FireWedge™ is qualified for fire grants purchases via cribbing and tire chocking. 


    FireWedge - Ladder Leveler, Extrication Cribbing, & Large Tire Chock

    SKU: HTFW001
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    • Cahaba Fire Company, LLC (CFC) products shall be free from defects in material and defects in workmanship under normal use and service. This warranty is in effect within the first one year of purchase. The Company’s warranty is limited to replacement of any product CFC determines has failed during the warranty period due to defective material or workmanship. After written approval by CFC, the product or defective part must be returned prepaid to the manufacturing plant. The provisions of the warranty shall not apply to any CFC product which has been subject to misuse, negligence, alteration or accident, or which has been repaired in any way.

      When we receive and accept a valid warranty claim for a product purchased from us, we will replace the product. If we are unable to replace the product within a reasonable time at CFC’s discretion, the customer will be entitled to a full refund upon the prompt return of the product to us. CFC will pay for shipment of the replaced product and the customer will be responsible for the return shipment of the product to the manufacturer.

      There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face hereof.

      Re-sale or distribution of the FireWedge is not permitted either directly or indirectly unless approved by Cahaba Fire Company, LLC.

      Renting or leasing of the FireWedge is prohibited.

      The FireWedge is only allowed to be used by the end user or purchaser in accordance with this Use and Safety Manual.

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