Washington, DC, Captain Danny Troxell offers another highly effective training drill that uses the “shock, gap, set, force” and “crush, clear, control” method.
This drill focuses on one particular procedure that can be used on manual roll down gates that are secured with round locks.
Commercial occupancies such as strip stores and taxpayers are among the most challenging to firefighters when it comes to performing forcible entry operations.
The design and capabilities of the tools firefighters carry are only restricted by our imagination. Sam Hittle describes a modified forcible entry tool for overcoming door exit hardware and demonstrates its use.
When performing forcible entry, you cannot rely on just one technique or depend on the same tools to be successful every time.
Success in conventional forcible entry depends on the strength of firefighters and their knowledge and skill in forcible entry techniques.