By FF Rob Wiggins, Ladder co 242
Every call it seems there is a point when you end up with more gear than hands or need to accomplish a task that requires you to put your halligan down. But ditching your halligan, even briefly, could result in it being stolen on-scene by the second due crew!
Here is how a few of us have been running, but BE WARNED! You have to be fully prepared to being called He-man and that you are summoning the power of Grayskull!
Lean to the left and pull shoulder strap off your shoulder a bit
Slide halligan down side of bottle
Orientate halligan head to a position of comfort
Done - you’re ready to go
It’s simple and we find we always have a halligan on our person without compromising what other equipment we can move or utilize.
RETRIEVE THE HALLIGAN
To retrieve the halligan:
Reach with your left hand to fork end
Give it a push
Grab the head with your right hand
Summon the power of Grayskull - Done!
We have yet to have the tool move or twist. This might not be for everyone, but it works for me. Just passing along what was passed on. Stay safe.
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Robert Wiggins is a Firefighter on Ladder co 242 in Ontario, Canada who believes, “No one cares, work harder.” You can follow FF Wiggins on Instagram @rob_wig. Check out his FD Hack: Wire/Cable Cutter Modification.
Disclaimer: You must always consider your own personal safety, as well as department policies and procedures.