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Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!


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 Mark Quill on November 5, 2009 at 7:06pm
Great idea Chuck. I have always been a fan of ensuring an area of refuge be it an apartment or office/room across and down the hall prior to making attack. Also knowing building constructionn and your district can be huge. One of my captains when I was fresh out of the academy and on EMS runs etc... would ask me when the patient was loaded on the ambulance. What if questions. How would you attack the fire? Where would you vent? HOW WOULD YOU GET OUT??? Be safe everyone!
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 5, 2009 at 4:39pm
The number still lingers around 100 LODD's every year. With advances in PPE and increased response times (arriving to pre-flashover conditions), we are finding ourselves in trouble situations. We spend a lot of time on the basics, gaining entry, fire suppression, and even removing downed FF's. And merely breeze over, survival. We need more practice in this area to "prevent" getting in trouble while still doing our job. Reading conditions, is huge! Recognizing early that you need to get out and leaving yourself time to do it. Certain metropolitan, departments have a reputation for wearing their masks but not donning facepieces untill ultimately necessary. Although, I don't wholly agree with this practice, does it allow these brothers a better read on conditions? Tom Brennan said that antiquated tradition of my ears will let me know is bunk. By the time the cartilage hurts, you have no time to get out. Once we've determined we need to go....How do we do it? Breach walls? Bail out of windows? Go through floors? Take doors? Do we have the tools necessary with us? Should we be making mental notes on how to get out as we are arriving on scene and entering? Situational awareness? Just some food for thought?
Comment by Dan Rice on November 4, 2009 at 9:53pm
This is a great group idea! I’m glad to see people taking the interest in not only smashing your way into a structure but also steps and tools of the trade on getting yourself out. I hope this group grows and becomes informative to everyone who sees it!
Stay safe
Comment by Chuck Fager on November 3, 2009 at 10:26pm
Bringing back the "Bam Bam" Tool! Although it doesn't work on todays, shielded or guarded high security locks. It is great for pulling key in knob cylinders. (see pic) Quick, effective and minimally invasive! And it's great for pulling dents too!!!!


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