Respectful Entry: Through-the-Lock and Beyond

Find Virginia’s John Buttrick at FDIC 2020

John Buttrick III
Firefighter/Medic II
Suffolk, VA Fire & Rescue

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The focus is on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground.

Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures.

Basic lock identification/size-up, key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks are also covered.


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