Fire Hooks Unlimited Pro-Bar 30" Hammer Head PBHH30


Fire Hooks Unlimited Pro-Bar Halligan 30-Inch HammerHead

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 Hammer Head is 30" long and is Drop Forged, One Piece Construction of alloy stee, with hammer handle.

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 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 doorjamb 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.