Back To Basics: Effective Forcible Entry

TOPIC: BACK TO BASICS: EFFECTIVE FORCIBLE ENTRY TIME REQUIRED: THREE HOURS MATERIALS: ASSORTMENT OF HAND TOOLS AND POWER SAWS, ACQUIRED STRUCTURE OR FORCIBLE ENTRY PROPS, REFERENCES: ESSENTIALS OF FIRE FIGHTING, FOURTH EDITION, IFSTA...


          manner

      e. Once saw is running, close choke, and allow saw to warm up

      f. Shut off by turning off

      g. Determine area to be cut, start saw, reeve up saw to full speed and proceed to cut making sure

          that feet and legs are out of direction of cut.

  9. Chain Saws

      a. Used for making openings in walls, floors, and roofs

      b. Has either conventional chain for cutting wood or carbide tipped chair for cutting wood and soft

          metal

      c. Carried by carrying handle with saw shut off and chain not running

      d. Turn saw on and open choke, place foot in handle, and pull starting cord upward in a forceful

          manner

      e. Once saw is running, close choke, and allow saw to warm up

      f. Shut off by turning off

      g. Determine area to be cut, start saw, reeve up saw to full speed and proceed to cut making sure

          that feet and legs are out of direction of cut.

  10. Hydraulic entry tools

        a. Spreader – can be used forcing doors or tearing sheet metal in roofs or walls

        b. Cutter – can be used for cutting bars on windows or locks

        c. Ram – can be used for pushing or pulling building components

  11. Pneumatic entry tools

        a. Air chisel – can be used for cutting sheet metal or lighter weight bolts

        b. Air rachet or impact tools – can be used for removing bolts

        c. Jack hammer – can be used for cutting concrete

  12. Electric entry tools

        a. Reciprocating saw with blades for cutting metal or wood

        b. Drill – can be used for drilling out pins in lock cylinders

B. Full protective clothing including eye protection is required for this session

C. It may be appropriate to review the handling, use, and operation of the tools to be used prior to any student demonstrations

D. Demonstrate the proper use of various hand and power tools to force entry through wood and metal doors

E. Demonstrate the proper use of various hand and power tools to force entry through various windows

F. Demonstrate the proper use of various hand and power tools to force entry through walls, ceilings, and floors

REVIEW:

Effective Forcible Entry

   * Entry through doors

   * Entry through windows

   * Entry through walls, ceilings, and floors

   * Entry through doors and windows (practical)

REMOTIVATION: Forcible entry is one of the skills that firefighters are supposed to know but do not get an opportunity to utilize very often in most areas. Practice is important so that the work can be performed efficiently and effectively when needed.