A firefighter axe is one of the most commonly used tools by firefighters. No firefighter is complete without his firefighter axe. There are various types of firefighter axes; the two most used are the flat head axe and the pick head ax. Either can be used for smashing windows or doors to gain entry, or to chop holes in a roof for ventilation. The flat head side can be used as a striking tool alone, or in conjunction with other firefighter tools. The pick head axe can be used to puncture an item, this way using the handle to manipulate it. It also can be used along with other firefighter tools.