The objective of this manual is to provide the reader a comprehensive study of forcible entry. Although it cannot cover every aspect or technique of this demanding skill, it does cover those techniques that have proven to be successful for members of the FDNY.
The skill of forcible entry has been part of the fire service since its inception. The ingenuity and foresight of many talented people developed these techniques, which were then handed down through the generations of firefighters by “on-the-job training.” It is our privilege to honor these people for providing the motivation and drive to put this material together. The goal of this book is not to take credit for these techniques, but to bring them all together for the benefit of the current and future members of the FDNY.Includes the history of the claw tool, the Kelly tool, "the irons", and the Halligan tool (variants of which are still used today).
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