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Firefighter Training Drill: Door Chocks

Donald L. Wedding Firefighter, Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Instructor, Traditions Training LLC. Door Chocks and other "door control accessories" used by firefighters today come in all sorts or varying shapes, materials, and carrying methods. The purpose of this "Quick Drill" will focus on the standard "wedge" style door chock constructed of wood. Wooden door chocks are easy to make and the most cost-effective means of door control available to firefighters. Nonetheless, not having one available or knowing how to make them work with different door and occupancy types can have negative effects on fireground operations, especially when advancing attack l...

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