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FORCIBLE ENTRY FOR GLASS STOREFRONTS

05/01/1998
FORCIBLE ENTRY FOR GLASS STOREFRONTS BY BILL GUSTINAt first glance, it may seem that venting or forcing entry in the front of a commercial occupancy consisting largely of glass doors and show windows doesn`t present much of a challenge--simply break the glass. After all, glass is one of the least expensive building materials and usually offers little resistance to breakage when proper techniques are employed. However, we should not always smash our way into a building, and when forcing entry does become necessary, it must be done safely and effectively--it is not always as easy as it may seem. Breaking glass improperly or when it is not warranted can adversely affect fire behavior, person...

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