FDIC Preview: John Buttrick on Respectful Entry

At FDIC International 2021, instructor John Buttrick and members of Coastal Fire Training, LLC. will offer a session on through-the-lock forcible entry.

The focus of this Wednesday, August 3, 2021 session will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures. Basic lock identification/size-up, key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks are also covered. 

JOHN BUTTRICK is a 11-year career firefighter & paramedic, currently serving as a Firefighter/ Paramedic in the Memphis Fire Department. He is the founder & owner of Coastal Fire Training, LLC. He is a contributor to Fire Engineering, Leatherhead Mafia, and other training & tactics blogs and web sites. He assists with numerous fire officer academies and large national fire conferences and has a passion for all things truck company. He has an Associates Degree in Fire & EMS and is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration. John instructed for several years at a local community college. He is a past FDIC International & ISFSI scholarship recipient.


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