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Our flagship program; “Gas Powered Forcible Entry” takes a deep dive into rotary saw forcible entry operations. The class begins with the ins and outs of rotary saw and blade anatomy and how to best set your saw up for success, including how to properly pair blades and powerheads. Detailed truck checks and basic saw maintenance are covered to help establish a renewed ownership in your own saw fleet. Basic saw operation and ergonomic body mechanics are reviewed to make you a more confident saw operator. Next, all facets of saw-based forcible entry are covered extensively. The class covers how to attack padlocks, drop bars, vehicles, window bars, plunge cuts, gap cuts, panic bars, hinges, and several variations of cuts on both residential and commercial overhead doors. Finally, the class concludes with a thorough review of current battery saws and their strengths, weaknesses, and applications.  The full program consists of a 1hr 45min classroom portion, followed by a saw lab, and hands-on training using several props and actual overhead doors, locks, bars, etc.

[This class can also be delivered as a stand-alone classroom session only]



“Through The Lock: Street Smart Entry for First-Due Companies” explores various time-tested techniques for making entry on both residential and commercial properties. We discuss the anatomy and weaknesses of a wide array of locks, assorted TTL tools from the simple screwdriver to the specialized JV Tool, attack options for locking knobs, deadbolts, panic bars, mortise locks, rim locks, padlocks, hotel door guards, and more. The class is supplemented with several working lock props for students to visualize both how they work and how they can be defeated with the right tools. Students will walk away with a better understanding of how locks work and how to defeat them on emergency scenes. The full class consists of a 1hr 45min classroom portion with interactive props, followed by hands-on training where students will get to force multiple actual locksets each.

[This class can also be delivered as a stand-alone classroom session only]



"Hazmat Detection and Operations for First-Due Companies" aims to simplify early actions taken by first-arriving companies on hazmat calls by reviewing basic chemical properties to help determine if the call is within the scope of said companies or if a larger hazmat response is required. The class begins with an extremely simple overview of basic chemistry (written by a firefighter for firefighters), followed by a review of gas detector operations and simple "Bearclaw" kits that any department can employ regardless of their budget. Next, we discuss five hazardous conditions that may present on scene and their appropriate PPE pairings, key detection tools, and possible actions to be taken when encountered. We conclude with pertinent information to gather as a first-due company prior to activating the hazmat team and how we can best prepare for an extended operation. The full class consists of a 1hr 45min classroom portion followed by a hands-on training that includes sampling various chemicals with gas detectors, test strips, and so on.

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