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    While taking Essentials, Intermediate and Advanced Firefighter along with Firefighter Survival I used a halligan tool very frequently. Last night I used one at a trailer fire to rip the skirting off and to preform an exterior wall breach to check for more fire extension. So, I'll go ahead and say my favorite tool is the halligan tool. What tool(s)do the rest of you like?

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    My favourite tool..... small explosives?

    Almost nothing beats a good ol' halligan tool.... although, I really like our department's combie tool... not much can beat it when it comes to cutting up cars....

    I have always figured that every tool has its job, so when doing your job, get the one that works best. I mean, a Pike pool is great for overhaul, but is useless at a chest pains call.... But for best multi-purpose tool...... once again, that good ol halligan tool...
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    Halligan Tool also

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    Married set with a twist!
    Instead of a flat head axe or a maul,I use a T-N-T tool along with a Halligan tool.....Its all about the truck work!

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    For me I would have to go with the pry axe. Small enough to easily carry and keep by your side, as well is very useful for gaining entry to many places we need to get into.

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    The one that's on top of everyone's shoulders, rarely used to it's capacity, and should always be the first one put in action.

    Next would be a two piece pry axe, sometimes called a Chief's tool.

    Halligan would come after that.

    Being the officer on the truck for most calls, I don't have a Halligan nearby, but do have the pry axe so it has gotten more natural to grab.
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    15/16" Solidbore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just to stir up E229Lt, I'll go an Akron Turbojet combination (fog) nozzle.

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    Halligan -- No contest IMHO.
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    Close in work, Haligan...with its flathead partner of course.

    I am rapidly falling for the NYC roof hook, or haligan hook. 6' long with a steel handle......AWWWEEESSSSOMMEEE for breakin ****.

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    I've got a pretty strict standard. If I can hold it and swing it like a ball bat or sledge to either cut or break stuff, I can make it work pretty well.
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    ..... Maybe a flashlight? Everyone needs a good flashlight,right?
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    im going to have to go with halligan also..you can have lots of fun with them. hehe
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    I must say my favorite tool are my sole inserts for my boots. Man are the comfy!!!!!

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    What about the Ventmaster chainsaw

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    "It's a tool box, you pick the tool you need to get the job done"

    Anyone know what movie that is from and who said it?

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    I think the fire service has some of the largest tool boxes. they are so big we put lights and sirens and wheels on them!

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    Hard to beat the ol' marriage.

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    I have to go with the truckmans ax

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    Halligan w/flat head axe
    Denver tool
    And if I can't get in with those, a 10 gauge shotgun

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    Hands down...dry socks.

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    IRONS

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    My favorite tool? Is my brain!

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