Archive for November2010

Pivoting Hook Bolt – By Chris Collier

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Through the lock forcible entry options are often overlooked for sliding doors.  Most sliding aluminum stile glass doors are locked using a pivoting hook bolt, which is easily defeated utilizing through the lock techniques.  Smashing the glass is an option but never our primary option.  Smashing the glass is not our first (or second or […]

Several Upcoming Classes Announced for 2011

February 2011 Saturday February 12th, 2010 – MacBoston Truck 18 2011 Seminar Clifton Park Fire Department – Clifton Park, NY 2 – 3 hour, LECTURE: Firefighter Safety & Common Fireground Tasks Open Enrollment Registration & Enrollment Information Coming Soon Saturday February 26th, 2011 – Chief Shabonna Fire Academy Morris, Illinois 8-hour, Hands-On: Beyond the Academy: […]

Class Announcement: March 2011 – Hands-On & Lecture Training in Lockport, Illinois

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Brotherhood Instructors, LLC and Firefighter Education Group, LLC are pleased to announce a joint-training weekend in Lockport, Illinois (click here or flier above for further details) Friday March 11th, 2011 – Beyond the Academy: Forcible Entry Operations Cost: $200.00 per member Length: 8-hours, hands-on, open enrollment Topic and detailed information in flier This is a […]

November 14th, 2010 – Centre Wellington, Ontario – Beyond the Academy: Advanced Forcible Entry Operations Class Photos

On Sunday November 14th, 2010, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC conducted an open enrollment Beyond the Academy: Advanced Forcible Entry Operations hosted by the Centre Wellington Fire Department in Fergus, Ontario. 28 members were in attendance from 12 fire departments across Ontario. Fire departments in attendance were: Port Colborne Fire Department, Owen Sound Fire and Emergancy Services, […]

The “Door-within-a-Door” Cut – By Chris Collier

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The “door within a door” cut is a method of defeating roll down gates and overhead doors.  One advantage of this method is it can be used on nearly all types of garage doors.  This cut can be used on sheet metal gates such as those found in self storage facilities; slat and/or mesh type […]

American Series 2500 Locks – By Chris Collier

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The American Series 2500 padlock is the newest addition to the “hockey puck” line of locks. The Series 2500 locks are very different than the Series 2000, and will sometimes require a different forcible entry method.

Question #2010-01: Roof Teams & SCBA Use

Which municipalities have their Roof Firefighter(s) wear their SCBA to and/or while operating on the roof?

November 6th, 2010 – Beacon, NY – RIT/FAST Scenario Course Photos

The brother’s that attended this course performed FOUR very intense and complicated removals in less than eight hours.

Know Your Area #2010-001 – Beacon, New York

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As we move inside the buildings, and to the top floor, we can see that alterations and renovations that CRITICALLY COMPROMISE the building’s structural components exist.

Standpipe Setups – By Chris Collier

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The horseshoes can be placed over the scba bottle for hands free carrying which allows us to bring our forcible entry tools with us.

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Power Saw Decompression Valves – By: Andrew Brassard
I have a question for you, is there any problem with leaving your chainsaw stored on the truck with the decompression valve pushed in? Wondering if moisture in the chamber might be an issue? We are attempting to be a little more efficient when it comes to our saws, but I can't seem to find…
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Firefighters and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure – Mark Hall, Guest Blogger
If you don't then it could end up costing you quite a lot to get new Husqvarna chain saw parts to exchange those that are damaged. An electric chainsaw is by far the cheaper model tto run. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with this little guy.
2014-08-18 14:37:18
Gregory Hurd
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I am the chief of training for the chillicothe fire department and I am interested in the Man-in-Machines class. Do you have any instructors in Illinois that could help us with this.
2014-04-08 15:10:43
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Rex Tool Modification – Part 2 By: Andrew Brassard
You prefer the Morris "Lil-Rex" to the Adz-Rex?
2014-03-04 06:21:59
David Baker
Rex Tool Modification by Andrew Brassard
Is the adz and Morris attachments equally effective? I carry the pig on my belt so it is always with me, so I was think of getting the lil-Rex (Morris/spike) tool.
2014-03-04 06:18:10

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