Helen and Tom, They don't expect I'll recover from this one-burns are pretty bad. I hope you get here in time-I'd like to see your faces. I know you wanted me to get this taken care of a long time ago. I'm shamed that it's as simple as this, but it's what's so.
Last Will and Testament of Brian Colin Riley (transcribed and witnessed by Aileen Cassidy)
I, Brian Colin Riley, being of sound mind and body, declare that this is my last will and testament.
To my beloved wife, Helen Riordan Riley, I leave my unending devotion. I guess you'll know what to do with the house. You'll have my pension, which should see you through. Darlin', thanks for sticking by me all these years. You are still the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
To my son, Tom Redmond Riley, I leave my fire axe. Son, I always wanted to see you transferred to Engine 174 so I could keep an eye on you. I guess my axe will have to stand in to me. Take good care of her - she'll take good care of you. I'm proud of you, son. You're shaping up to be a fine man.
Signed, Brian Riley
Witnessed, Aileen Cassidy
Even though the weapon wasn't usable, a fire axe made an cameo appearance in Resistance 3, where it can be found in the hands of a Haven resident, who is sharpening the weapon.
Same as the Sledgehammer in Resistance 3, the Fire Axe is a melee weapon that is not upradable
The Fire Axe originally belonged to Brian Riley, who passed it down to his son Tom in his will.
The word "Riley" can be seen on the wooden part of the Fire Axe.
The Fire Axe from a third person perspective.
The Fire Axe icon as it appears on the PlayStation Vita's touchscreen.
The Fire Axe in-game.
The Fire Axe in the Gamescom demo.
The Fire Axe as it appears on the cover art for Resistance: Burning Skies.
Another appearance of the Fire Axe on the cover art.