In the previous post here http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/quick-forcible-entry-scenario/ we discussed and showed examples of why taking the glass of a residential door in order to force entry may not be the best way to go, but what about commercial doors.
You know the big all glass store from doors typical in strip store fronts and in a lot of big box stores. They are made of all class with metal frames and usually held with a commercial grade dead bolt that make them usually unable to be forced via conventional means. A lot of fireman approach this door with the same “break the glass” mentality when in reality this method usually creates more harm than good.
Take a look at the video below and see for your self, a well-trained forcible entry team can gain entry faster, and provide a safe, large opening. Not to mention the ability to relock the door after the fire, or if you were checking adjacent stores for smoke.
You often hear talk of improving safety by being trained to do things the right way, and then carrying them out the right way the first time, well that example is full-blown in this video.
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