Basic Forcible Entry 

  
Basic Forcible Entry

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 6 Hours, Hands On 8 Hours Price: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Force entry through various types of doors, padlocks, windows, and walls.
  • Select appropriate cutting tools for specific applications.
  • Discuss manual and hydraulic prying tools.
  • Discuss pushing/pulling tools and striking tools.
  • Summarize forcible entry tool safety rules.  
  • Describe correct methods for carrying forcible entry tools.
  • Summarize general care and maintenance practices for forcible entry tools.
  • Explain items to look for in sizing up a door.
  • Describe the characteristics of various types of wooden swinging doors.
  • Describe the characteristics of various types of metal swinging doors.
  • Describe the characteristics of various types of sliding doors, revolving doors, and overhead doors.
  • Explain how fire doors operate.  
  • Describe the characteristics of basic types of locks.  
  • Describe rapid-entry lockbox systems.
  • Describe methods of forcible entry through doors.
  • Describe methods of through-the-lock forcible entry for doors.
  • Explain action that can be taken to force entry involving padlocks.
  • Describe ways of gaining entry through gates and fences.
  • List hazards in forcing windows.
  • Describe types of windows and entry techniques.
  • Describe techniques for breaching walls.
  • Describe techniques for breaching floors.  

Hands On 8 Hours

  • Clean, inspect, and maintain hand tools and equipment.
  • Clean, inspect, and maintain power tools and equipment.
  • Force entry through an inward-swinging door — Two-firefighter method.
  • Force entry through an outward-swinging door — Wedge-end method.
  • Force entry using the through-the-lock method.  
  • Force entry using the through-the-lock method using the K-tool.
  • Force entry using the through-the-lock method using the A-tool.
  • Force entry through padlocks. Force entry through a double-hung window.
  • Force entry through a window (glass pane).
  • Force a Lexan® window. Force entry through a wood-framed wall (Type V Construction) with hand tools.
  • Force entry through a masonry wall with hand tools.
  • Force entry through a metal wall with power tools.  
  • Breach a hardwood floor.