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.
In this Training Minutes video, John Buckheit takes an in-depth look at how to use the forked end of the halligan to force a residential door.
In this Urban Essentials video in the Training Minutes series, Bob Morris shares a technique for quickly defeating certain types of padlocks.
In this Urban Essentials firefighter training video, Bob and Rex Morris demonstrate tactics to overcome doors that swing toward you.
Mike Ciampo shares a trick of the trade regarding a homemade tool to make through-the-lock forcible entry access simpler.
In this Training Minutes video, John Buckheit demonstrates how to defeat a push-bar lock, common in places of public assembly, without doing damage.
In this Training Minutes video, Rex Morris of the FDNY explains the intricacies of going through the lock on a mortise lock using a K tool and key tool.
In the context of ventilation and flow paths, Mike Ciampo reviews door size-up and reading smoke when it comes to forcible entry.
In this new Training Minutes video, Steve Hamilton reviews considerations for members conducting forcible entry during hostile events, including law enforcement adjustments to protect firefighters forcing entry.