Press Release - Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rescue 42, Inc. Introduces The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool
The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool 7 Essential Tools in One Mean Little Package.
Manufacturer: Rescue 42 Inc

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(CHICO, CA) – Rescue 42, Inc. has proudly unveiled its newest product line designed for firefighters,
by firefighters, The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool.

“The traditional tools used in I-Zone firefighting have been the McLeod and Pulaski,” states long time
Cal Firefighter and inventor Tim O’Connell. “I wanted a lightweight, well balanced tool that would have
the best features of both plus some extras to minimize the number of tools I had to haul around on a
wildland fire.”

The McLaski™ actually features 7 essential wildland tools: a fire rake, hoe, scraper, axe, wildland
spanner wrench, gas wrench and fusee holder. Its innovative head design is well balanced and weighs
in under 6 lbs to minimize firefighter fatigue, yet is extremely effective at cutting line.
“With more people moving into wilderness areas, the need for effective wildland equipment has never
been greater,” comments Mr. O’Connell. “This one tool allows wildland firefighters to chop small brush,
create and maintain fire lines and trails and safely light back fires. It’s also an effective tool for
structural fires and is great at pulling ceilings, sheetrock, carpet, shingles and other normal overhaul

The McLaski™ is available in three handle lengths, a 42” helattack, 48” standard and 60” long and use
Nupla® composite handles. The 48” handle is also available in wood. Additional information about
The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool can be found at or by calling Rescue
42 toll free at (888) 427-3728.