Forcible Entry: What Are You Doing?!?!

Forcible entry is always an interesting discussion around the service.  On one side, you’ve got the forcible entry purists (myself included).  These guys can force a door with a safety pin, a rock and a piece of duct tape.  Despite their McGyver-esk skills, they prefer the irons.

On the other side of the discussion are the mule kickers.  Often mistaken for SWAT Officers, these guys prefer the old size 10 for forcible entry.  Kick… grimace… repeat.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

SO WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

“Back to basics”!  That’s the buzz phrase of the last ten years.  Here’s the problem… TO GET BACK TO BASICS, YOU HAVE TO GET THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!

ALWAYS REMEMBER: YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER (no paycheck required)… DO YOUR ACTIONS REFLECT THIS?

No finger pointing whatsoever (now is the time for self-reflection).  Below are some great videos and links of both methods:

www.backstepfirefighter.com/2011/03/07/the-mulekick/

www.traditionstraining.com/2011/02/setting-up-your-irons/

www.blog.brotherhoodinstructors.com/2011/03/08/forcible-entry-operation-in-zerolimited-visibility-by-andrew-brassard-nate-demarse/

YouTube Preview Image

Thanks to www.backstepfirefighter.com for the inspiration,  Brotherhood Instructors and Traditions Training for the articles and videos, respectively.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

background image Blogger Img

S.A.F.E. Firefighter

20 Old Farm Road Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 (843) 247-6044 www.safefirefighter.com info@safefirefighter.com

About Us

S.A.F.E. Firefighter helps firefighters to be smart, aggressive, fundamentally-sound and efficient through high-energy, high intensity and high-impact training.

GET IT DONE. NO EXCUSES.

Upcoming Events

"Engine Operations on the Modern Fireground" (H.O.T.)
aka "Engine Work 101"
Southeastern Fire School
South Carolina Fire Academy
March 8-9, 2014

"Street Smart Shop Talk"
Fire Engineer Talk Radio
April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

"Street Smart Fireground Forcible Entry" (H.O.T.)
South Carolina Fire/Rescue Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 10, 2014

"Outside the Box Firefighting" (H.O.T.)
South Carolina Fire/Rescue Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 11, 2014

"Street Smart Forcible Entry 2"
OPEN ENROLLMENT
Bluffton Twp. Fire District HQ
December 16, 2013
1330-1730 hrs

Quote of the Month:

"Without training they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge they lacked confidence. Without confidence they lacked victory."

- Julius Caesar

Categories

Archives