On October 20th the Brewster Fire Dept. along with the New Fairfield Fire Dept. Hosted a multi- dept forcible entry training class.
This class combines classroom discussion with Hands On repetition to reinforce the basic tenants of forcible entry. The classroom portion focuses on 3 types of entry (conventional, thru-the-lock, power tools) and provides the students with insight and experiences dealing with each. A significant portion of the lecture is dedicated to door size up, and forcible entry methodology in order to match the appropriate form of entry based on the type & style of door they face. Once outside students will learn proper forcible entry techniques using the “Shock, Gap, Set, Force method to force realistic inward opening doors. In addition, students will also learn to force challenging outward opening doors typical in commercial establishments.
The training was held by Connecticut Custom Fire Training