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FIRE SERVICE FORCED ENTRY. Swinging cutting tools. use a proper stance use short strokes swing no higher than your shoulders angle your strikes be aware of your surroundings people wires, etc. Keep tool head in sight while swinging. BOLT/WIRE CUTTERS. Bolt Cutters cables, chains, pins

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swinging cutting tools
Swinging cutting tools
  • use a proper stance
  • use short strokes
  • swing no higher than your shoulders
  • angle your strikes
  • be aware of your surroundings
    • people
    • wires, etc.
  • Keep tool head in sight while swinging
bolt wire cutters
BOLT/WIRE CUTTERS
  • Bolt Cutters
    • cables, chains, pins
      • ANYTHING NOT CASE HARDENED
  • Wire Cutters
    • De-energized ONLY
halligan bar
HALLIGAN BAR
  • Deputy Chief Hugh Halligan in the 40’s
  • 3 prying tools, each w/ striking surface
    • ADZE end
    • Pick, hook or horn
    • forked end
  • New standard, one piece construction
halligan uses
Halligan uses
  • Pick
    • spot ventilation points
    • manhole covers
    • padlocks
    • ladder braces
    • footing on roofs
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Halligan uses
  • Fork
    • gas meter shut offs
    • numerous prying situations
    • limited to user
halligan bar uses

HALLIGAN BAR USES

The HOOK may be buried into a roof for:

1- A step

2- An inspection hole

maintenance
MAINTENANCE
  • WOOD
    • Inspect for cracks, splinters, etc.
    • Sand rough spots
    • Wash warm water simple green
    • Linseed oil on handle, no paint or varnish
    • Check head tightness
  • FIBERGLASS/NUPLA
    • Wash w/ simple green and warm water
    • Check head for tightness
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MAINTENANCE
  • Edges
    • Inspect for burrs, nicks. FILE as needed
    • DO NOT GRIND
    • File to a medium sharpness
  • Metal Surfaces
    • Keep rust free
    • Lightly oil
    • DO NOT PAINT
golden rules of forced entry
GOLDEN RULES OF FORCED ENTRY
  • TRY BEFORE YOU PRY
  • Do a good door size-up
  • Force obstacles in the direction that they were meant to travel
  • THINK
  • Use leverage
golden rules of forced entry cont
GOLDEN RULES OF FORCED ENTRY (CONT.)
  • Think about other safer, faster ways in
  • Work tools… DON’T LET THEM WORK YOU

FORCE A DOOR, CHOCK THAT DOOR

sectional or folding
SECTIONAL or FOLDING
  • Center latch usually controls two slide locking bar on either side of door
  • Pry up from the center
  • Remove a panel to access the latch
  • Usually secondary locks on door
  • Find easier way in
pivoting or overhead slab doors
Pivoting or Overhead Slab Doors
  • Center latch usually controls two slide locking bar on either side of door
  • Pry out at both sides
  • Make sure path is clear to travel
  • Remove a panel to access the latch
  • Usually secondary locks on door
  • Find easier way in
rolling steel doors
Rolling Steel Doors
  • Usually a security type door
  • Locked numerous ways
  • Use metal cutting blade
  • Cut triangle
  • One vertical cut, remove slats of doors
  • Look for handle or motor housing during size-up
fire doors
FIRE DOORS
  • Fire doors protect door openings in walls that are required to be rated as a fire barrier
  • SLIDING
    • HORIZONTAL AND SLIDING
  • SWINGING
    • SINGLE AND DOUBLE
  • OVERHEAD ROLLING
    • Most difficult to force
fire doors operate
FIRE DOORS OPERATE:
  • Self Closing
    • when opened, it self closes. Duh
  • Automatic
    • normally open, closes when hold-open device trips

BLOCK OPEN FORCED FIRE DOORS

types of locking devices
TYPES OF LOCKING DEVICES
  • Rim locks- installed ON a door, near edge (RIM). Usually as a second lock
  • Mortise locks- installed INSIDE a door cavity by a locksmith or built in the door
  • Tubular deadbolt- Combo of BOTH. Controls a deadbolt that rides a hollow tube inside the door edge. Keyed on back or turn knob.
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TYPES OF LOCKING DEVICES
  • KEY-in-KNOB- Typical interior household knob/lock.
  • Auxiliary lock- Pad locks, drop bars, slide bolts or any combo. thereof
through the lock methods
THROUGH THE LOCK METHODS
  • USING THE “K” TOOL
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Use VISE GRIPS to loosen and remove a mortise cylinder lock
  • If a lock is inaccessible with a “K” tool, drive a straight slot into the key hole and loosen with a pair of VISE GRIPS
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Place the tool over the lock
  • Drive the tool onto the lock with a striking tool
  • PRY the lock in the opposite direction
shove knife
SHOVE KNIFE
  • Flat steel
  • Easy to make
  • Very useful on doors that swing out
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Use vise grips to maintain control of a door
  • Use to control a padlock with a irons
additional forcible entry techniques
Additional Forcible EntryTechniques
  • The following slides will be discussed in detailed during the in service training.
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If you fail to see the Easter Bunny

this year, blame Robert.

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How many

walls do you

have to breach

before you get

inside?

checkrail windows
Checkrail Windows
  • Double hung
  • 2 sashes
  • Pry at center of lower sash
  • Breakout pane of glass
casement windows
Casement Windows
  • Hinged windows
  • 1 or 2 sashes hinged on the side
  • Screens on inside
  • Hand cranks make difficult to force
  • Break glass
projected windows
Projected Windows
  • Factory windows
  • “OUT” swings out at bottom
  • “IN” swings in at top
  • Break glass and operate crank or find another way in
awning jalousie windows
Awning/Jalousie Windows
  • Numerous “panels”
  • All open when operated
  • Most difficult
  • AVOID
lexan
LEXAN
  • 250 times stronger than safety glass
  • 50% lighter than glass
  • Rotary/Cutoff saw
  • Freeze and strike