Over the last few months Brotherhood Instructors Co-Owner Kevin Legacy has been working with the Aazel Corporation on making a wide adz halligan. We have discussed the benefits of the wide adz and how to make this modification to a standard halligan previously. The Aazel Corporation is now making a halligan with a one piece molded wide adz rather than the present firehouse modification.
These pictures show how the wide adz can be used to force an inward swinging door without setting the forks. The wide adz allows the door to be pried further during the "gap" phase of the forcible entry operation. Once the door is gapped enough that the front edge of the door clears the back edge of the jam, the axe or a wood chock can be used to maintain the purchase. Then, the adz can be re-set behind the jam to complete forcing the door.
This technique is excellent for forcing a door with only one firefighter or in a limited visibility environment. For more information about this new wide adz halligan visit: Aazel Wide Adz Halligan