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Forcible Entry: Through the Lock with the Rex Tool
Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Instructors Chris Collier and Nate DeMarse demonstrate the use of through-the-lock techniques with a Rex Tool.
Note in parts of the video that the lock faces can and will break in some cases. A simple re-orientation of the tool as shown, will sometimes alleviate that problem and allow the operation to continue. If re-orienting the tool does not work, Chris mentions "Plan B", which should be the "Gap & Cut method which we will demonstrate in a future video. The absolute LAST RESORT method should be to break the glass.
By taking this type of door using through-the-lock forcible entry techniques, we eliminate the broken glass/burst hose line issue, the cross bar catching a firefighter's SCBA bottle, and IT IS QUICKER and more efficient with a properly trained firefighter.