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  1. #1
    fireeater650
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    Post Haligan tool Vs. axe...What is your favorite?

    We have both haligan tools and pick axes on our trucks. Personally I like the Haligan. I was wondering what some other guys liked and why?

    Patrick Marks
    FF/FR
    Spring Hope VFD


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    robbie
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    I prefer the haligan tool its more handy in my opinion. By the way where is spring hope at i have lived in nc all my life and haven't heard of it.

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    MB1213635
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    The axe and haligan are different tools for different tasks. But if I had to take only one it would be a haligan.

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    Staylow
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    Both are great tools with a multitude of uses. But, I would choose the pickhead axe if I had to choose.

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    Brtengr
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    I hate to add tools to this debate, but I think that the pickhead axe and a 6' pike pole should always go together and the haligan should always be mated with a flathead axe. If I was on the nozzle team I would want the pickhead and pike because it is easier to check with extention with those two and I'd prefer the other two if I was on an entry team. Overall, the pickhead ax is the coolest! There's nothing left standing in front of me with that thing in my hands.

    Lee

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    fireeater650
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    Robbie-

    Spring Hope is a small community in between Raliegh and Rocky Mount on Highway 64. It is in the southern end of Nash County.

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    14Rescue1
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    Prefer the Halligan with the flat-headd ax, makes a great combo. If I end up with the pick-head ax I grab a 4 foot Rake to got with it.

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    Captain Gonzo
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    Cool

    Make my vote for the Halligan!
    Add a flathead axe and you have the winning ticket! (and I'm sure most firefighters won't demand a recount! )

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    Firefighters: accepting the challenge.
    Captain Gonzo

  9. #9
    Detroit Fire
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    Pick Head axe if i am in a structure Fire
    Haligan if i am at a car fire

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    FFTrainer
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    RECOUNT???? Who the hell wants a recount?? I'm still counting the original time

    Seriously though, I vote for Halligan. With the exception of actually extinguishing the fire, there is really not a whole lot you can't do when you have a Halligan. You can force doors, pull walls/ceilings, vent windows and very importantly, if the you know what hits the fan, jam the point through the wall next to a window and put your halligan diagonally across the bottom corner of the window, and there's your anchor point for tying off your bail out line.


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    John_Ford
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    If I'm venting, gimme a 8 lb pick and a long rake. If I'm forcing interior, a 10 pound sledge and the Halligan. If I just had one tool, easy jus' gimme the Halligan.

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    Firelover
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    Haligan all the way. The most versatile tool in your hand.

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    Joel

    If you sent us to HELL, WE'D PUT IT OUT!!

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    DD
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    Halligan is my choice. Without the flat head axe the irons are like peas without carrots, as Forest would say.

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    airpack
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    I agree with most of the others if you mate a flathead axe w/ a haligan you have all you will need. It was once pointed out to me that if you count right a haligan has 13 different "tools" in itself.

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