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    I recently ran across a halligan bar that has about a two inch loop to the side of the claw end of the bar and was wondering if anyone knows of a specific use for the design of this loop. Sorry I don't have pic to post. I'll try to get one up. Thanks.

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    If what your describing is correct - it is used to connect a rope/chain/etc to the halligan, used by the roof man.

    Once measured to a window below - the halligan can be swung down to break/vent that same window.

    The loop you see is the point to which the rope attaches.
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    I concur with Bowhunter's guess. This type of modification is routinely done to halligan bars by agressive truck companies. Weld a chain link on the fork end, and you instantly have a great tool to take out top-floor windows from the roof level. These are carried by the roof teams or part of a "roof bag." After you have performed vertical ventilation, attach the rope that goes with it (which has a snap-ring fixed to the end of the rope) go to the edge of the roof, measure down to the window, bring the rope back up, and toss it out in a wide arc- when it comes back in, WHAM! SMASH! Safer than having the roof man lean over with a hook that may not reach anyways.
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    These are sold this way, from Firehooks as a roof hook.
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    It's a bottle opener.
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    It's a bottle opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    It's a bottle opener.
    Only needed if you don't have a church key.
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    I have also seen them attached to the "spoon" end of the bar, I have seen a sling attached to it and then back to the fork, this way interior search teams can carry it over their shoulder, kind of like a gun, and it is out of the way if they have another tool in their hands. The sling detaches and can be used to swing the haligan to the floor below, but it is only 2+ feet long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I concur with Bowhunter's guess. This type of modification is routinely done to halligan bars by agressive truck companies. Weld a chain link on the fork end, and you instantly have a great tool to take out top-floor windows from the roof level. These are carried by the roof teams or part of a "roof bag." After you have performed vertical ventilation, attach the rope that goes with it (which has a snap-ring fixed to the end of the rope) go to the edge of the roof, measure down to the window, bring the rope back up, and toss it out in a wide arc- when it comes back in, WHAM! SMASH! Safer than having the roof man lean over with a hook that may not reach anyways.
    That is exactly what it is for.

    The halligan used by our forcible entry team does not have this modification, but the firefighter assigned the roof position has a halligan with it and it is used for the exact purpose you described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Only needed if you don't have a church key.
    At one point in my life, I was adept at opening a bottle on a chain link fence. Handy for those nights drinking beer behind the snack stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Only needed if you don't have a church key.
    You got any Idea how many Rookies on here have no clue what those are??? Of the Five in the photo, the one in the middle works best. Not many out there any more..........
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    ...unless of course, you have one of these. Another fact not known to many, rookies or otherwise; the other end of a paint can opener key is a bottle opener too. Something about being able to paint and have a beer at the same time...makes for straighter lines, I guess.
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    anyone have a picture of this?!

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    I cannot upload the image. I had started a thread on this forum for this "much needed device"

    See http://forums.firehouse.com/attachme...4&d=1235842534 for the image.

    Go to http://www.usfiretech.com and use the contact us feature and I will forward your inquiry to my friend.

    This is an offer of a novelty item from a US Fire Tech associate. Orders will be referred directly to the company.

    This is not intended to take away from the seriousness of our profession and the focus of US Fire Tech. US Fire Tech will continue to bring valuable new items to the fire service in an attampt to make our jobs safer and more efficient.




    Comments from the “boys” regarding their new tool…

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    • Got mine!! I love it!!
    • Just got mine today. That tool is awesome. I can’t wait to use it. Matter of fact I’m gonna try it out right now.
    • Got mine at the Elk's Club Dinner Thursday night. It is awesome. I am giving this one to a friend of mine who is retired from the FDNY. I am going to have to buy another for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fit5fire View Post
    Halligan Bottle Opener

    I cannot upload the image. I had started a thread on this forum for this "much needed device"

    See http://forums.firehouse.com/attachme...4&d=1235842534 for the image.

    Go to http://www.usfiretech.com and use the contact us feature and I will forward your inquiry to my friend.

    This is an offer of a novelty item from a US Fire Tech associate. Orders will be referred directly to the company.

    This is not intended to take away from the seriousness of our profession and the focus of US Fire Tech. US Fire Tech will continue to bring valuable new items to the fire service in an attampt to make our jobs safer and more efficient.




    Comments from the “boys” regarding their new tool…

    • Nice workmanship, quite buffy
    • It's a hit around the station
    • The picture is deceiving. It’s longer then a minitor 5 and a little lighter. You’ll love it
    • Got mine!! I love it!!
    • Just got mine today. That tool is awesome. I can’t wait to use it. Matter of fact I’m gonna try it out right now.
    • Got mine at the Elk's Club Dinner Thursday night. It is awesome. I am giving this one to a friend of mine who is retired from the FDNY. I am going to have to buy another for myself.
    • I picked up a few at the show. I christened it on Sunday. Works great!
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