I just got the 12" Lil Pro Halligan and put some grip tape on it so it isn't real slick and everything. Now I do not know where to carry the darn tool. I want to have it readily available at any time, but where should I carry it and where do you carry it?
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02-07-2010, 04:31 PM #1
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Where do you carry your mini Halligan (Lil Pro 12" Halligan)?
02-07-2010, 06:18 PM #2
Where there's always a truck belt if you have one. Or you could figure something out to have it on your SCBA, assuming you have your own. It's a hard tool to stow on your body due to the fact you always have something sticking out.
02-07-2010, 06:40 PM #3
They are about as useful as tits on a bull. I was given one a few years back. I carried it for about 2 weeks. They are too lightweight to be of any use as a striking tool, and their short length offers no leverage when used to pry.
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02-07-2010, 07:09 PM #4
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- N. Ridgeville, Ohio
02-08-2010, 11:07 PM #5
02-08-2010, 11:26 PM #6
"In Defense of the Lil' Pro*"
The original poster said he wants it on him all the time. I'll go against the grain here a little bit and say it's not the worst thing you could carry around. All kinds of stuff can and does happen in fires, and if there's no single other phrase that stuck with me from drill school, I'll always remember, "There's nothing more useless than a fireman without a tool."
The guy who said that was a guest from NYC, along with a fireman from LA City, and a couple of other guys who were doing the first "Save Your Own" classes in the late '90s ( the Denver Drill, etc...). He then proceeded to show us a couple of examples of breeching a wall with a spanner, and some other stuff. The point being: have something on your person at all times. If you're an engine man, it's a bit impractical to carry a full sized tool and move the hose around. If you're a truckee? Well, stuff happens... I think the mini pro-bars are a better "something" than the spanner.
If you don't wanna go all the way with a truck belt, you could go with just the ring accessory. At the beginning of each shift, put the ring on your BA belt and drop the pro-bar in. Just be careful not to stab your liver when you start rough-housing.
*and similar tools...
02-09-2010, 09:38 AM #7
Where can u find these mini halligans at? I've looked everywhere!
02-09-2010, 10:13 AM #8
Search "mini pro bar"
If your city has a Lowes or Home Depot, an inexpensive personal tool you might check out: Stanley Fubar. I don't have one, but have been tempted.
02-09-2010, 10:58 AM #9
I keep a Hot Wheel, a rubber band, some lint, two nickels, a tooth, and a marble in one pocket.IAFF
02-09-2010, 11:04 AM #10
02-09-2010, 11:11 AM #11
That's so I can show people how well off I am.IAFF
02-09-2010, 11:23 AM #12I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
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02-09-2010, 09:17 PM #13
02-10-2010, 08:40 PM #14
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- Sep 2004
- Cowtown, TX
i carry mine on the truck. is this going to be one of those what's in your bunker gear questions.
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