The original concept for the Punisher was to be utilized as a sidekick to the Firesled. It made perfect sense to the Firesled Fitness and Training Team that a simulated door breach would make a great addition to the many simulated firefighting tasks that the Firesled offers. During beta testing at one of the largest and advanced fire departments in Florida, it was quickly realized that the Punisher was also a valuable training tool. Several recruits and firefighters did not come from a background where they used heavy hand tools. The Punisher was the perfect tool to teach them to aim, swing and strike with a heavy sledgehammer. Difficulty can be increased by adding the custom weights into the strike box. When not used as a training tool, it serves as a station in a firefighter functional workout and the FPAT(Firefighter Physical Ability Test).