36" Pro-Bar Halligan w/ Celtex Grips
Original price $255.00 - Original price $255.00
$255.00 - $255.00
Current price $255.00
36" Pro-Bar Halligan w/ Celtex GripsFire Hooks Unlimited Pro-Bar Halligan 36-Inch with Celtex Grips
Nowhere else in the United States will you find a forcible entry tool quite like the "Pro-Bar". Developed by a Forcible Entry Instructor of FDNY, this Halligan-type forcible entry tool is the result of years of research and countless interviews with fire chief's and firefighters in FDNY and many other large and small departments located in the eastern sections of the US.
The Pro-Bar (aka Halligan bar, Halligan tool or simple Halligan) is a specialty tool commonly used by firemen and rescue personnel. It was designed by and named after Hugh Halligan, a First Deputy Fire Commissioner in the New York City Fire Department. 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 (A swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle) door and door jamb and prying the two apart. Along with the K-tool and the adz or fork end a lock can easily be pulled. There are many other uses of the Halligan tool, including vehicle rescue and opening of walls. A Halligan bar and an axe can be joined together to form what is known as a married set, or set of irons.
Message from the manufacturer:
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. The specifications by the New York City Fire Department is rigid, calling for a one piece drop forged Halligan with the PRO-BAR design. The Pro-Bar specifications is used by the F.D.N.Y. to meet that requirement. Others have tried, but failed. The Pro-Bar has a record of excellence without failure 30 years.
Bob Farrell, Captain E-82-L-31 F.D.N.Y. Retired