Flashcards in Chapter 5 Forcible Entry Deck (27):
What factors are of primary importance when evaluating forcible entry operations at an incident?
Size of the opening
Windows are comprised of what three principle components?
Why are glass-coating films used?
Protection from falling glass
What are the three primary components of security bars?
What are the major components of a door assembly?
What should you always do first before trying to force open a door?
Try opening the door
Where are the hinges located on outward-opening doors?
Exterior of the door and frame
A rotary saw that is primarily used for forcible entry operations should be carried with the blade in what specific position?
As pertains to padlocks, what is heel-and-toe locking?
Both legs of the shackle are engaged. Both legs must be cut to open the padlock
How can chain-link gates be easily opened?
Separate hinges that are normally clamped to a post
At a minimum, what should a forcible entry size-up encompass? (5)
2. Location of emergency
3. Construction of the obstacle
5. Resources available
What should fire personnel constantly evaluate when performing forcible entry?
Speed vs. damage
What are the 3 methods of forcible entry?
3. Power tool
If a forcible entry operation requires significantly more than ___, or if acceptable progress in not being made, personnel should be flexible enought to try another method or tool or move to another site
5 minutes or so
What are the 6 types of glazing found in windows
1. Plate--forms large sharp shards
2. Heat strengthened--small shards
3. Tempered--small chunks of crystalized glass
4. Laminated--adheres to plastic
5. Wired glass--wire tends to hold glass together
6. Thermoplastic (plexiglas, lexan..)
What are the 4 basic types of windows?
Polyester window films can be how thick?
Polycarbonate windows (lexan) are ___ stronger than safety glass.
What are the 4 basic styles of doors?
What are the 3 types of metal doors?
What is a Kalemine metal door?
Metal-clad with a thin metal covering over a solid wood core.
What is the construction of a hollow metal door?
14-16 gauge steel over steel ribs
What are the 4 types of overhead doors?
What type and thickness of glass do frame-less glass doors use?
Tempered glass about 3/4 inch thick
What should you evaluate before forcing a door? (9)
Direction of travel
When dealing with interior security bars, how is a rotary saw used?
Place cutting blade at 45 against bolt heads