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Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!

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prop 3 Replies

Hey guys I'm in desperate need of forcible entry prop. Of course we can't afford to buy one so I wanted to see if anyone had any great ideas. Thanks and stay safe.Continue

Started by Ricky Flowers. Last reply by Gary Lane Apr 12, 2012.

Brotherhood Instructors: Forcible Entry Academy coming to NJ!

Don't miss out on this great Brotherhood Instructors training class in South Jersey on June 11th!! Still seats available. Contact me for more info!…Continue

Started by Mike Carestio Jun 1, 2011.

Does Your FD Carry the Irons As a Set? 9 Replies

I was always taught that the irons (aka married set) were supposed to be carried by one person and that everyone else still needed to carry their own tool.This is also my belief, and common practice.…Continue

Tags: tactics, firefighting, irons, entry, forcible

Started by Matt McDowell. Last reply by Matt McDowell Jan 26, 2011.

What tools do you prefer?? (initially) 16 Replies

What are some of the tools, you prefer to take off the rig initially? Obviously based on occupancy and urgency! It would seem that there are tools applicable to every occupancy. What are some of the…Continue

Started by Chuck Fager. Last reply by Shareef Abdu Nur Jan 13, 2011.

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Comment by David Short on December 7, 2010 at 3:03pm
looking for some info. A couple of years ago saw a video about going thru residential door lock with out much damage. Since then have looked everywhere for the video without success. Anybody got any pointers to where I may locate such a video
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 9, 2009 at 3:00pm
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 9, 2009 at 1:05pm
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 9, 2009 at 1:00pm

Those standardized exit bars are called ARM A DOR.
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 8, 2009 at 10:27am
Has anyone modified their halligan forks to be able to pull cylinders? If so could you send pics? How well does it work? Does it compromise the integrity of the forks? I've seen modified adze ends...made wider, but have only heard about cutting forks to pull cylinders!
Comment by Dan Rice on November 6, 2009 at 11:53pm
What kind of success does he have with his nozzle tool?
Comment by Larry Glover on November 6, 2009 at 11:35pm
I'm trying to get one of our guys to realize that the nozzle is not a forcible entry tool. He has used it 3 times in the last year as his entry tool.
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 6, 2009 at 11:22pm
Got this from the Brothers at Brotherhood Instructors LLC- Certain franchise chains like Radio Shack and Starbucks have taken to standardizing the exit hardware on their rear doors. Take note! The Panic hardware locks into both sides of the door buck (frame)
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 6, 2009 at 11:11pm
Tools are not door chocks!! Door chocks are door chocks!! Carry both and you will always have a tool (or two) when you need it (them) and a chock once you're in! It's hard to breach a wall or take a window from the inside with a chock!
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 6, 2009 at 11:34am
Mark, You are right! I don't see how anyone can gain a full understanding of "every" aspect of this job without knowing building construction and fire behavior. Know the structures you are getting into and how they are built!!!! How is fire likely to travel in these buildings? Then you can make the building behave, make effective fireground decisions, get yourself out of trouble, and accomplish the tasks at hand.

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