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Firefighter Forcible Entry Training with Mike Perrone

This video is by Mike Perrone of the FDNY who demonstrates a variety of forcible entry techniques that can be performed on both in and outward swinging doors - Using both 1 and 2 firefighter methods. The Prop used in the demonstrations is called the "Multi-Force" and it's one of the most Versatile, Portable and Durable forcible entry props on the market. The "Multi-Force" was designed and created by Mike and is available for purchase through his web site at Firehouse Innovations Corp - Click on this link:

Many of the 'knock offs" you see on the market have copied Mike's design, but his is the originator and has been sold to nearly 800 Fire Departments and Training Colleges across the United States - If you want to teach your firefighters the "Art of Forcible Entry" and get them proficient in using the "Irons" (Halligan Bar and 8lb Axe) - This is the prop you want!

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Comment by DALE G. PEKEL on January 13, 2016 at 4:18pm

Cody the technique Mike demonstrated with the Adz on inward opening doors (and I believe that you're referring to) is used more to GAP the door than to actually complete the breach - So creating a lot of spread is not necessarily the initial goal. We often use the mnemonic; Gap - Set - Force to help remember the order of steps. With that being said prying using the Adz in the direction of the Point CAN offer additional leverage, but many times the tool will slide out of position because of the curvature of the point and that's the primary reason why some instructors promote prying in the opposite direction of the point. In the end you can try whatever technique you want, but if the tool pops out you'll have start over or reset - Thanks for the comment bro!

Comment by Cody Robinson on January 13, 2016 at 2:45pm

I'm assuming he's prying opposite the point on the halligan so the point doesn't pierce the door?  Otherwise could offer more leverage going with the point I'd think.

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