Drill: When “Through-the-Lock” Fails, Part 1

By Samuel Hittle

When gaining entry on a commercial storefront door, “through-the-lock” is considered a best practice. However, it is not guaranteed. This Fire Engineering Drill looks at situations and obstacles that prevent success with this forcible entry technique.

Part 1 of this two-part drill weighs in on an overlooked alternative to through-the-lock on the latch side.

We hope you enjoy the linked video in the content that augments this drill.

Download this drill as a PDF HERE (662 KB)

 When “Through-the-Lock” Fails, Part 2

Samuel Hittle is a lieutenant with the Wichita (KS) Fire Department and an instructor with Traditions Training, LLC.

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