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Chapter 11 - Forcible Entry

  • Forcing entry into a structure can be performed with a basic understanding of forcible entry tools as well as window, door, wall, and construction.
  • Using proper techniques is the most important part of using forcible entry tools.
  • Always use full when performing forcible entry.
  • tools are used for driving other tools or for hitting doors, windows, walls, or other objects.
  • Prying tools are used to spread away from their frames.
  • tools are used for cutting into doors, windows, or locks to gain entry.
  • Lock tools are specialized tools used for the lock itself, rather than a door or window.
  • An understanding of construction, composition, and opening techniques will facilitate successful forcible entry.
  • An understanding of construction, composition, and glazing will facilitate successful forcible entry.
  • An understanding of how a works, what it is made of, and how it secures a door or window will facilitate successful forcible entry.
  • can be used for forcible entry if precautions are taken and all other methods have failed. Due to potential safety problems, this should be the last type of entry considered.
  • forcible entry has been used for many years and is still the most common form of forcible entry used. With hand tools and leverage, most doors and windows can be forced open without problems.
  • forcible entry is an option when a brigade has the correct tools and conventional methods have not been successful.

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