Firefighter Series - Equipment - Pro Bar (Halligan Tool)

Firefighter Series - Equipment - Pro Bar (Halligan Tool)

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The PRO-BAR (also called a Halligan bar, Halligan tool or simply Halligan) is a special tool commonly used in the fire and rescue service. It was designed in 1948 by and named after Hugh Halligan, a First Deputy Fire Commissioner in the New York City Fire Department, and was an adaptation of the earlier Kelly Tool. The Halligan is a multipurpose prying tool consisting of a claw (or fork), a blade (or adz), and a pick, which is especially useful in quickly breaking through many types of locked doors. The adz (An edge tool used to cut and shape wood) or fork end of the tool can be used to break in through an outward swinging door by forcing the tool between the door and doorjamb and prying the two apart. There are many other uses of the Halligan tool, including vehicle rescue and opening of walls. A Halligan bar and an axe can be attached together to form what is known as a married set, or set of irons. The PRO-BAR is the only Halligan type tool used by the the New York City Fire and Police Departments for the last 30 years. It is carried by every Engine, Ladder, Rescue and SOC Unit in the F.D.N.Y. It is also carried by every Unit in the Emergency Services and the Highway Patrol #FDNY #firefighter #fireman #halligan #New_York #NYC #safety #tools
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