This is my Halligan Bar - HOT

  • October 27, 2023
  • 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Acting Captain Jess Clermont

This is my Halligan Bar. There are many like it, but this one is mine! A Halligan bar is truly a firefighter’s best friend. The purpose of this course is to understand the Mechanical Advantage of the Halligan bar, and how it benefits us as firefighters during forcible entry. We will go through the theory of mechanical advantage and then we will practice what we have learned on the forcible entry door. We will also discuss techniques to generate force as the axe firefighter. I look forward to sharing with you how the Halligan bar can make us stronger!

PPE Requirements

Jess Clermont

Firefighter with Toronto Fire Services since 2008, recently promoted to Acting Captain

Winner of FSWO's 2019 President's Trailblazer Award

Forcible entry, RIT, High-Rise Ops, Vent Saw Instructor for TFS

Instructor at F.E.S.T.I., Centennial and Fleming College Firefighter Pre-Service Programs

Conferences attended include: FSWO, FDIC, CHC, NYSFC and WIFIC

My favorite weapons are hockey sticks and halligan bars

I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 human