Monthly Archives: April 2011

Restricted Space Forcible Entry

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Short Handled Maul Limited Visibility Forcible Entry Wide Adz Forcible Entry Above are a few articles relating to forcible entry in limited visibility and tight spaces.  These techniques can be helpful in situations like the door pictured above.  What is your method of choice for forcing a door with a space restriction like this?  Have […]

Building Construction Features – Cornices, By: Andrew Brassard

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It amazes me that we teach safety officers to spot a gloveless hand at 100 yards but we spend very little time talking about the hazards of balloon frame buildings, knee walls, fire spread issues, ordinary construction, etc.

Awesome Grab in Indianapolis! & Bunk-Cribs

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IFD arrived and commenced an aggressive search and located both children. The children were found in a crib and under a bed. This story illustrates the importance of a rapid, systematic, thorough search. Here are some previous Brotherhood Instructors blogs about searching:

Video: Key-in-the-Knob – Through the Lock

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Our latest addition to our "Video Training Series" covers through the lock techniques for Key-in-the-Knob locks.  For additional information see our previous blog: Through the Lock Forcible Entry: Key-in-the-Knob Locks

Through the Lock – The Sunilla Tool

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The Sunilla tool is one of the oldest through the lock tools. Like many fire service tools, this tool was invented by modifying another tool.

Replacement Doors

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These doors come with a thin frame around them that is inserted into the existing door jam. This alleviates the need to replace the entire door jam and is much quicker.

More on the Wide Adz

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Kevin Legacy has been working with the Aazel Corporation on making a wide adz halligan.

Foot Bolts

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There are several ways to force these locking devices. One of the quickest is using the power saw to cut the bolt.

Video – Power Saw: Outboard Blade Conversion

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Having a power saw with an outboard blade is useful in various forcible entry situations.

Troubleshooting a Flooded Saw – By: Kevin Legacy

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In some departments a quick on-scene replacement for a flooded power saw is simply a radio transmission away. Unfortunately for most, this is not the case. Everyone who operates one of these saws should know how to correct this common problem on scene. When too much fuel and not enough air enter the combustion chamber […]

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