Fire swatter

identifier

ID 1084
morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 87.0312 L=237cm WD=40cm WT=2220gr

alias

fire broom (syn.)

alias

fire flail (syn.)

alias

fire beater (syn.)

alias

fire flapper (syn.)
description

The fire swatter is a hand tool that the fire brigade uses to extinguish a running fire in grass, heather, etc. while beating. It replaces the common twigs that were used in the past.

The fire swatter consists of 10 flexible iron bands that are clamped in a fan-like holder in which a long wooden handle (approx. 200 cm) protrudes.

To be distinguished from the eelspear.

See also the mop. [MOT]