The pig
ClassificationStriking tool
InventorChris Moren
ManufacturerLonestar Axe LLC

The pig is a specialty firefighting tool used mainly for roof ventilation, forcible entry and wall breaching.[1] Invented by a member of the Austin Fire Department, the tool combines the butt-end of a flat head axe on one side and a pick on the other.[2][3] The pig can be married with a Halligan to create a forcible entry system as an alternative to the classic axe and Halligan combination.[4]


  1. ^ The Pig Product Review Accessed: 6/28/2012
  2. ^ Smitty (2012-03-03). "THE PIG forcible entry Tool". Boron Extrication. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  3. ^ "Common uses". LoneStarAxe LLC. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  4. ^ Irons and Ladders: The Pig Forcible Entry Tool Review