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Spring Clamp

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Non-Contact Volt Tester

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Quick & Easy PVC Rotary Prop

Quick & Easy PVC Rotary Prop
Don't have wood or metal to cut; there is always somewhere to DRAW!
This prop will assist in teaching different cut techniques w/o the mess and noise.
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Halligan Modifications: Gapping the Forks

 

 One of the simplest and most advantageous modifications to a Halligan Bar is to GAP the forks.

Gapping the forks of the halligan makes a conventional forcible entry tool into a THRU-THE-LOCK tool.

 

Thru-the-Knob Technique:

This technique is based on using leverage to force the knob off from the knob assembly.

This is accomplished by taking the gapped fork end of the halligan and sliding it behind the door knob. The space behind the halligan and the door is taken up by another tool. There are several different tools that can be used to take up that space. Most likely, the flat head axe is available since it's usually married to the halligan as a set of irons. But, another halligan or pike pole can be used if available.

The upper shaft of the halligan bar is then pushed towards the door with force, and that will displace the door knob from the rest of the door knob assembly.

Once the knob is off, look where the keyway was and see what type of tool you will need to manipulate the spindle which will operate the deadlatch or latch assembly to unlock the door. For most residential door knobs, you will need a needle nose pliers to turn the spindle 90 degrees to unlock the door. Once the door is unlocked turn the stem with your gloved hand to engage the deadlatch to open the door.

For commercial knobs, you will need a screwdriver to turn the cylinder to activate the latch assembly. While the latch assembly is engaged, push / pull the door open. Be sure that the door does not lock behind you, physically unlock the door from the inside knob.

Physically Gapping the Fork:

Gapping the fork is a relatively easy process. This can be accomplished by either using a bench grinder or a standard handheld angle grinder. (Obviously use safety glasses and gloves when using a grinder.) Prior to doing any grinding mark out the area on the inside of the forks where the grinding is to occur. Mark the area on the halligan with a pencil or marker that's approximately an inch and 1/8 wide by an inch and 1/8 deep. This will give you plenty of room for the fork end of the halligan to slide behind the door knob of either a residential or commercial door knob.

The key is to slowly grind away the marked area, being careful not to overheat the forks of the halligan. Once the area has been ground away; use a wire wheel to remove any sharp edges or burrs.

One last note, if the halligan is not personally YOURS, be sure to get permission to make the modification before you do it.

STAY SAFE

Author: John Hayowyk Jr.

Date: May 3, 2018

 

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Alarm System Info

Alarm System Info
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Safety Saturday

Safety Saturday
What are your concerns with combustible storage? What tactics would you use to handle an exterior fire at this facility?
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
As we welcome in the New Year we see new leaders & members enter into the emergency services field. Our wish & hope is for a safe New Year to all.
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Firefighter Safety

Firefighter Safety
What are you concerns with this door and maybe what's behind it?
When your in buildings it is important to watch out for things that are out of the ordinary that may cause issues for us during a fire.
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District Familiarization & Pre-Planning

District Familiarization & Pre-Planning
Q-Decking & Metal Bar-joist Trusses are not just found in commercial buildings. This residential structure has truss construction with metal Q-decking that is usually found on the roof of Type 2 Non & Limited Combustible Constructed Building. This is the floor to a residential garage which is part of a house that is being constructed. There are hidden dangers lurking. It is important to know your response areas. If this was not discovered during construction only the contractor and homeowner would know of the metal bar joist trusses that exist.
- Keep Your Eyes Open & Stay Safe -
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Planning Your Winter Training Schedule - Check Out Our Alarm Systems Class

Planning Your Winter Training Schedule -  Check Out Our Alarm Systems Class
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Thru-the-Lock Training Day

Thru-the-Lock Training Day
Members of the Madison, Florham Park, Hanover, & East Hanover Police Dept. Emergency Services Unit (ESU) trained in Thru-the-Lock & Conventional Forcible Entry.
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Ground Ladder Comparisons

Ground Ladder Comparisons
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Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness
Our job is physically and mentally demanding. What are you doing to keep yourself fit for duty? What helps you to stay motivated to workout?
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Slipping the Residential Door Chain

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Thru-the-Lock Training @ East Rutherford FD

Thru-the-Lock Training @ East Rutherford FD
We are looking forward to training hard and passing the knowledge along.
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Get Well - Jimm Walsh

Get Well - Jimm Walsh
For all that know do not know Jimm, he was the creater of vententersearch.com and is a District Chief in Winter Park FD in FL. He had a major medical emergency and is recovering at this time. Jimm has had a major impact on my fire service carrer as a friend and mentor. Please take a moment and send him your well wishes on his facebook pages, Jimm Walsh or vententerseach.com. When you have a moment check out vententersearch.com and see the years of great infomation he has provided for the fire service.
Thanks,
John
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LIFE SAFETY

LIFE SAFETY
Can you name some life safety concerns for both civilians and firefighters?
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Door Knob Prop Video

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Check out our demonstration of forcing our Door Knob Prop.

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SIZE-UP

SIZE-UP
Getting to see all sides of the incident is crucial for making strategic & tactical objectives. Getting the 380 degree view will greatly assist in making command decisions.

Ask me about the 380 at www.BtBFireTraining.com or find out about it yourself at www.chamberofhoarders.com
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Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade
Here is 1 example of making life easier for us.
What other examples do you have that make our jobs easier? Share here and we will re-post & share on social media.
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