Where did the Halligan tool come from?

The Halligan tool, sometimes called a Halligan bar, was invented in the late 1940s by FDNY Fire Chief Hugh Halligan. The Halligan tool is considered one of the most effective forcible entry tools firefighters can have at their disposal.

How much does a pro bar Halligan weigh?

The Halligan tool comes in two sizes – 30 inches, weighing 10.5 pounds, and 36 inches, weighing 12 pounds. It allows every firefighter force entry, rescue and ventilate without waiting for help.

What does a Halligan tool look like?

How big is a Halligan tool?

Size: The standard halligan is 30 inches long. It comes in other sizes but I carry and recommend the 30-inch bar.

What is the difference between a hooligan and a Halligan?

A Halligan bar (also called a Halligan tool or Hallagan, and is often referred to as a Hooligan Tool in various British and Australian fire services) is a forcible entry tool used by firefighters and law enforcement. One variant of the Halligan has a heavy sliding collar on the shaft.

What is a Flathead AXE?

The flathead axe has three essential parts. First, the cutting wedge or blade of the axe, this part is used for cutting and sometimes prying motions. Secondly, the striking face or rear of the axe head. On the flathead axe, the back of the axe is flattened and serves as a striking tool much like a sledgehammer.

How do you pronounce Halligan?

What do firefighters use to open car doors?

Hydraulic claws that pry open wrecked vehicles.

Powered by hydraulic pumps, the tools can widen and cut through steel, allowing firefighters to pull people from wrecked cars. Flaherty says the “Jaws of Life” can apply 320,000 pounds of pressure.

Which tool is used to pull down a ceiling?

pike pole
An example of a tool that extends reach is a pike pole. A pike pole consists of a wood or fiberglass pole with a metal head attached to one end. A pike pole is used primarily to pull down a ceiling to get to the seat of a fire burning above.