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Training Drill: Forcing HUD Windows with Hand Tools

By Kyle Stephens
EVD, Baltimore City Fire Department
Instructor, Traditions Training LLC.

This drill focuses on one particular method for forcing HUD windows using hand tools. HUD window coverings can be found in rural, suburban, or urban settings and can be comprised of plywood, Lexan, or plexiglass coverings. Proper size-up and knowledge of how HUD windows are installed will lead to overcoming this system successfully. The step-by-step procedures for this particular method of entry are outlined in this drill.

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