Using this new technique as a lone firefighter to force an outward swinging door will minimize damage while decreasing frustration.
Raul A. Angulo writes, "These experiments are fun to watch and easy to perform right at the firehouse kitchen table for a “rainy day” drill. They’ll also go a long way in making firefighters believers of the benefits of Class A foam to enhance fire extinguishment."
What if smoke was showing on arrival? What if this simple call turned into something more serious? What if this was a working fire and the crew with you at that moment was all you had during the event's first 10 minutes?
In this Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company demonstrate the use of a K Tool for forcible entry situations and discusses its application.
It is becoming increasingly evident that firefighters are at a much higher risk for cardiovascular disease than workers in any other profession.
This second part of Samuel Hittle's two-part training drill focuses on attacking the hinges.
In 1961, 15-year-old Bob Murray was sworn in as the newest member of the Five Points Delaware Junior Firefighter program.
Old Man Winter is still here until March 19, but unpredictable weather events can hit at any time between the seasons. Raul Angulo has another drill for helping firefighters with fireground access.
In the first of this two-part drill, Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle looks at your next move when this all-important forcible entry technique fails.