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

Firefighters and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure – Mark Hall, Guest Blogger
Being a firefighter must be real tough job, thanks for giving us an insight about the many risks in that field.
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Power Saw Decompression Valves – By: Andrew Brassard
Some smaller chainsaws like the Stihl 025 are very hard to start because they are not equipped with a compression relief valve. Anyone who owns one of these saws will probably tell you that it was not as hard to start when new as it became later on. My theory, as to why this happens,…
2013-12-23 18:04:43
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Another Rex Tool Modification – By: Andrew Brassard
Andrew, I am looking to have this mod done. The first thing I need to do is purchase a Rex Tool. Do you recommend getting the original Rex and cut the handle of as you have done here or buy the Lil Rex and try to modify that version? Thanks bro, Chris
2013-02-03 15:34:13
History of Lock Pulling Tools
I cant believe how quickly things have moved on. Imagine how things will have moved in the next 100 years. wow. Remember cassette tapes... people will be saying.. remember ipads hahaha
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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits The Best Asbestos Lawyer
Firefighters and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure – Mark Hall, Guest Blogger
[...] exposure, ask your doctor about asbestos, cancer and other health complications.Create a video blog Bruce Peters asked: Exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of serious health problems late...s, were exposed to asbestos at some point during their occupational history. A number of occupations [...]
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