Basic Forcible Entry

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program is now available. Basic Forcible Entry addresses the physics of levers, forcible entry tools, residential vs. commercial construction, door size-up, through-the-lock methods, and conventional forcible entry. These methods are both explained and demonstrated. The program consists of a 35-minute video presentation and an accompanying 30-slide PowerPoint. The presenter is Oregon firefighter and state certified instructor Brent Wellington.

Despite the widespread use of power tools to effect forcible entry, there is still a great need for the use of hand tools in this function. Unfortunately, these hands-on skills are not being passed on as much as they used to be; this program introduces today’s firefighters to the skills they will need to effect forcible entry when power tools aren’t available or practical.

The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies. Simply watch in the viewer above or download the video and the PowerPoint HERE.

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About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. They also set aside a portion of their funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.


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