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FIRE SERVICE FORCED ENTRY. Home Swinging cutting tools use a proper stance use short strokes swing no higher than your shoulders angle your strikes be.

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1 FIRE SERVICE FORCED ENTRY

2 Home 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

3 Home BOLT/WIRE CUTTERS Bolt Cutters –cables, chains, pins ANYTHING NOT CASE HARDENED Wire Cutters –De-energized ONLY

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5 HALLIGAN BAR Deputy Chief Hugh Halligan in the 40s 3 prying tools, each w/ striking surface –ADZE end –Pick, hook or horn –forked end New standard, one piece construction

6 Home Halligan uses Pick – spot ventilation points –manhole covers –padlocks –ladder braces –footing on roofs

7 Home Halligan uses Fork –gas meter shut offs –numerous prying situations –limited to user

8 HALLIGAN BAR USES The HOOK may be buried into a roof for: 1- A step 2- An inspection hole

9 The key to all prying tools is: LEVERAGE

10 Home 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

11 Home 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

12 Home 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

13 Home GOLDEN RULES OF FORCED ENTRY (CONT.) Think about other safer, faster ways in Work tools… DONT LET THEM WORK YOU FORCE A DOOR, CHOCK THAT DOOR

14 Home Door Size Up

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22 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

23 Home 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

24 Home 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

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26 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

27 Home 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

28 Home 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.

29 Home TYPES OF LOCKING DEVICES KEY-in-KNOB- Typical interior household knob/lock. Auxiliary lock- Pad locks, drop bars, slide bolts or any combo. thereof

30 Home THROUGH THE LOCK METHODS USING THE K TOOL

31 Home Use channel locks or vise grips to attempt to loosen a mortise cylinder lock

32 Home 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

33 Home Place the tool over the lock Drive the tool onto the lock with a striking tool PRY the lock in the opposite direction

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37 Tubular locks may call for different tools to unlock

38 Home SHOVE KNIFE Flat steel Easy to make Very useful on doors that swing out

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41 Use vise grips to maintain control of a door Use to control a padlock with a irons

42 Home Additional Forcible Entry Techniques The following slides will be discussed in detailed during the in service training.

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49 HORIZONTAL DOOR CUT This cut usually avoids all locking devices and security bars.

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53 If you fail to see the Easter Bunny this year, blame Robert.

54 Home J.C. hiding the evidence.

55 Home How many walls do you have to breach before you get inside?

56 Home Checkrail Windows Double hung 2 sashes Pry at center of lower sash Breakout pane of glass

57 Home Casement Windows Hinged windows 1 or 2 sashes hinged on the side Screens on inside Hand cranks make difficult to force Break glass

58 Home Projected Windows Factory windows OUT swings out at bottom IN swings in at top Break glass and operate crank or find another way in

59 Home Awning/Jalousie Windows Numerous panels All open when operated Most difficult AVOID

60 Home LEXAN 250 times stronger than safety glass 50% lighter than glass Rotary/Cutoff saw Freeze and strike

61 Home Stop here


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