#8 – Forcing Outward Opening Doors: Mike Perrone Forcible Entry Training
This video is from a series of Forcible Entry training tips in which Mike Perrone of the FDNY teaches techniques for using the “IRONS” (Flat head axe and Halligan bar). I edited the series down into 9 separate videos for easier viewing.
The training is conducted using a prop Mike designed and built called the Multi-Force Forcible Entry Door System. I’ve used many “Home Made” as well as “Commercially Made” props and I can tell you first hand this is the best one on the market for practicing with the Irons. We purchased this prop for the College I teach for and none of our other props can take the repetitive use and abuse that can be given to Mike’s – It’s simply the best Forcible Entry Prop around, bar none!!
The Multi-Force is completely portable and can be broken down and setup in minutes at any location. An added benefit of Mike’s prop is the ability to use it in “Scenario Based” training – The doors on the prop are large enough to advance personnel and hose lines through allowing the Multi-Force to be used in large scale evolutions – Not just for forcible entry training.
This is one prop every Department should have!! – Check out Mike’s web site for more information at: www.FirehouseInnovations.com
Train, Stay Prepared, Be Aggressive, Make the Save – SURVIVE!
Dale G. Pekel