I was taught early in my career the importance of door and lock knowledge and “alternate” means of gaining access. However it is apparent that this is a lost art in the fire service. The setup I’ve used for years has proven itself at numerous fires and alarm runs. However, I’m trying something new. In this post you’ll see my old and new setups as well as some great links to pics, videos and articles about through-the-lock forcible entry. We’d also love to hear what you use!