Haillgan’s stick is named after Captain John F. Kelly of Fire and Rescue Station No. 163 of the New York Fire and Rescue Department (FDNY). It consists of a straight steel bar, usually about 30 to 42 inches long. One end forms a chisel; the other end is bent at 90 degrees. The main advantage over the claw tool it replaces is that its striking end is in-line with the rest of the tool; on a claw tool, the corresponding end is bent into a hook without a flat surface.