The concept of the BADAXX tool was born from the obvious necessity of its existence. With the alarming rate of first responders being injured or killed due to ever-increasing rapid fire spread, we needed a way for first responders to safely avoid being trapped inside of or on the roof of buildings and homes being consumed by fire. Scott McCann, a veteran firefighter of 30 years, decided something had to change. In 2012, McCann started designing his tool and began making wood prototypes in his family garage. After a series of prototypes his tool has developed into a game-changing invention: the BADAXX tool. This product has been engineered and tested to be an extremely efficient tool for saving the lives of victims and rescuers alike.