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Memorial Day

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The staff of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC would like to take a moment to thank the men and women of our Armed Forces for their dedication and selfless service to their country.  We hope everyone has a safe weekend while keeping the true meaning of Memorial Day in mind – honoring the men and women who […]

Beyond the Academy: Video Training Series – Forcing Slide Bolts & Drop Bars

Here is the latest addition to our Beyond the Academy: Video Training Series.  This clip includes some tips and tricks for forcing slide bolts and drop bars on outward opening doors.  Feel free to add your comments, questions, or suggestions!  As always – no framing square needed!  

Veterans Day

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The staff of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC would like to take a moment to thank the men and women of our Armed Forces for their dedication and selfless service to their country.  We hope everyone has a safe long weekend while keeping the true meaning of Veterans Day in mind – honoring the men and women […]

Never Forget

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Please take time today to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville PA.  Also, take a moment to remember and thank the members of our Armed Forces that have been working since that day to keep us safe.    FDNY 343

Take a look at our “Beyond the Academy” classes!

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These quick clips will give you a look inside of our “Beyond the Academy” trainings.

Check out our NEW “Man-in-the-Machine” class!

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This 8-hour interactive course gives students a look into machinery entrapments and extrications.

Pulling Mortise Lock Cylinders

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Mortise locks are commonly found in commercial and residential buildings.  Many mortise locks are installed with a trim plate on the door that has predrilled holes for the lock cylinder and door knob.  Keep in mind that these are trim plates, not cylinder guards.  These trim plates are hollow and can easily be dented in […]

Memorial Day

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The staff of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC would like to take a moment to thank the men and women of our Armed Forces for their dedication and selfless service to their country.  We hope everyone has a safe weekend while keeping the true meaning of Memorial Day in mind – honoring the men and women who […]

Video: Forcible Entry: Through the Lock Failure

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Through the lock forcible entry tactics are a quick and professional method of forcing entry when employed by properly trained and equipped firefighters. However, circumstances beyond our control can sometimes cause through the lock techniques to fail.

Door Control – By Chris Collier

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Door control is probably the least fun part of forcible entry, but one of the most important. Lets be honest, most doors we force do not have fire directly behind them. When forcing a door for a utility emergency, medical run, alarm investigation and the such is door control really that important? I think so. If you get in the habit of doing it every time you force a door it will be second nature when it really matters.

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Brotherhood Instructors Blog

We specialize in the basic fundamentals of firefighting. While we believe that hazardous materials, terrorism, emergency medical and the various rescue disciplines are essential parts of the Fire Service, we also think that the basic fundamentals of firefighting have been overlooked in recent years. We are here to help turn that trend in the other direction.
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Lisa
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.
2014-01-16 09:04:59
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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
Chris Cahoon
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
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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
2012-09-03 06:12:14
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 [...]
2012-08-15 12:36:40

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