Fire Seminar: Forcible Entry (May 17, 2014)

Fire Seminar: Forcible Entry (May 17, 2014)


There are no pre-requisites to take this seminar.

Tuition Includes:

Cost of the seminar is $150 which includes lunch. After May 2d, the cost is $175 per attendee.

Please note, this seminar must be paid for at time of enrollment.

View from the Street - The First 20 Minutes and View from the Street - Residential and Multi-Family Dwellings, Friday May 16, 2014

View from the StreetPresented by FDNY Battalion Chiefs Richard J. Blatus and Thomas Richardson. $100 (includes lunch). $130 after May 2d. To view more information about this seminar and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Fire Safety Combo Fire Training Seminar Combo - both seminars only $200 ($275 after May 2d).

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Course Information

There is no better way to learn a skill than hands-on training!


A short presentation will introduce students to Forcible Entry in both Residential and Commercial settings. The Hands–On portion will cover forcing actual steel doors, using conventional forcible entry techniques. All skills taught are based on tried and true methods of forcing doors with “The Irons”, as well as a few "Tricks of the Trade" that will help you hone your Forcible Entry skills.

Topics Include:

  • Door and lock size-up
  • Proper tool placement
  • Inward/Outward-swinging doors
  • A comprehensive understanding of the “gap” method
  • Forcing doors in limited visibility
  • Using power saws to cut Pad Locks, Window Bars and bulkhead doors
  • Through the lock Forcible Entry

This full day class will allow each student to force, cut and pull multiple locks. Every student will get a number of evolutions ensuring a level of proficiency.

  • 8 Hours of Hands-On Forcible Entry
  • Certificate of Attendance


Steve Colson, FDNY. Lt. Craig Brearly, EPFD. Eric Norberg, WWFD.