In this firefighter training video, Mike Ciampo discusses accessing HUD windows, a form of window protection used to secure vacant residences.
In this firefighter training video, Rex Morris of the FDNY discusses conventional forcible entry tactics for overcoming doors that swing in.
Author Pat Watson recently released a new practical guide to lock picking for EMTs, firefighters, and other first responders.
Bill Gustin and Juan Miguel of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire/Rescue perform four forcible entry techniques on just one door found in a construction dumpster.
As an officer, making the decision to force open a door takes a few seconds after you evaluate the situation and the conditions. Mike Ciampo on through-the-lock techniques.
In this firefighter training video from Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue, firefighters demonstrate methods for gaining a purchase point when forcing an inward-swinging door.
Samuel Hittle and Chad Dailey review situations that may require firefighters to use hinge-side forcible entry and share tips on hinge removal.
In this firefighter training video, Captain Bill Gustin of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue and company demonstrate two methods for forcing doors with high-security multiple locks.
The focus 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.
In this Urban Essentials video in the Training Minutes series, Capt. Bob Morris of the FDNY demonstrates how to cut padlocks on a door using a rotary saw.