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    Quick question. My department is looking into either building or purchasing a few new training props, forcible entry, roof, etc. Does anyone know of any websites or anything where I can find any of this stuff? Thanks


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    I think Paul Grimwood's website has something like that.
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    We use a Forcible Entry Training Station [FETS] it was expensive, but well worth the cost.
    Got it from:
    S&J Entrance & Window Specialists, Inc.
    174 Marine Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
    Tel (516) 845 7033
    Fax (516) 293 6978

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    The telephone and Fax numbers of S & J Entrance & Window specialists are no longer in service, I am trying to find their current numbers, I will post again when I have them.

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    Check with some local builders/contractors to see if you can get anyone to donate some time to build some props. I'm sure there's a few people out there willing to help out. Maybe you can even end up with some donated materials too. After watching the framers going to task in my development, a handful of guys could knock you out a flat roof and a pitched roof setup in less than a day. The good ones will probably even show you how to shore it up so it can take the repeated beating of having a section cut out.

    Something we learned with roof props, make them tall enough so that it's somewhat realistic. If the roof line is only 3' off the ground it's not enough to throw a ladder, but not short enough for some vertically challenged folks to climb up easily.

    If you dig around for drills (or even wander over to fireengineering.com and search for drills/training) there are a bunch of articles on there that have pictures of props that could be knocked out really quickly in house with basic lumber.

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    We are building our own. Its 20x12x20. It has a flat and peaked roof. We are going to put a door into it and panel the interior with 16" on center studs. Eventually the shaft on the flat roof part will become a confied space trainer and it will be able to suppost the 4:1 w/ tripod. We got ALL the materials donated by Lowe's.
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