The Halligan tool was designed and named after First Deputy Chief Hugh Halligan of the New York City Fire Department. Many different types of halligan tools are available today. Fire Hooks Unlimited Pro Bar is one of the most utilized Halligan type tools in the fire and rescue industry. The Pro Bar is the Halligan type entry tool that is recognized worldwide. The original Pro-Bar is 30 inches long with a fork on one end and an adz & point on the other end. Today, Fire Hooks Unlimited has a wide selection of bars, based on the Halligan tool concept.