firefighter forcible entry

The Rescue Wedge


The Rescue WedgeIt has been said many times before, that having single firefighter forcible entry skills becomes a force multiplier on the fireground. This wedge was developed by Jared Ford and Wesley Porter and made in the U.S.A. Using a machined wedge can help tremendously when trying to gap a door by yourself. We have been testing out the Rescue Wedge and will be producing a product review video in the near future. Until then you can get more info off of their Website and their Facebook Page. Check out this video and see what you think.

Forcible Entry - Shaving Bolts vs. Plunge Cutting


The guys at Irons and Ladders have put together a nice forcible entry video about the advantages and disadvantages of shaving bolt heads and plunge cutting. Identifying those bolt heads on the exterior of a door immediately let you know of the potential for alternative locking mechanisms. Identifying these features can make a dramatic difference in your time to force entry. Check out their video below.