IFSTA Chapter 9 Forcible Entry
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NFPA 1001 requires firefighters to know/be capable of the following about forcible entry
- basic construction of typical doors, windows, and walls
- operations of doors, windows, and locks
- dangers associated with forcing entry though doors, windows, and walls
- transporting and operating hand and power forcible entry tools
What are the 4 kinds of forcible entry tools?
What kind of tool is a pick-head axe?
What kind of cutting tool is available as a hydraulic tool?
What shouldn't bolt cutters be used on?
- high security chains
- padlock shackles
- any case hardened materials
This type of cutting tool uses ultra high temperature to cut virtually any metallic, nonmetallic or composite material and can reach temps in excess of 10,000 degrees.
What temp can plasma cutters reach?
What temp do cutting flares reach and how long do they last?
- lasts 15 seconds to 2 minutes
Which cutting tool is slowly being replaced by other cutting tools in the fire service due to safety concerns?
oxyacetylene cutting torches
Which cutting tool uses several compressed gases?
When should you never use a rotary saw?
to cut the shell of any tank that may contain flammable liquids
List the type of hand saws used in the fire service.
- carpenters handsaw
- drywall saw
- keyhole saw
List the type of power saws used in the fire service.
- circular saw
- rotary saw
- reciprocating saw
- chain saw
- ventilation saw
Which type of saw can be used to sheet metal and structural components of vehicles when equipped with a metal-cutting blade?
What is a lever?
a device consisting of a bar turning about a fixed point (fulcrum), using power or force applied at a second point to lift or sustain an object at a third point
What is a fulcrum?
support or point of support on which a lever turns in raising or moving something
List the types of manual prying tools used in the fire service.
- halligan bar
- pry (pinch) bar
- hux bar
- claw tool
- kelly tool
- pry axe
- flat bar (nail puller)
List the types of pushing/pulling tools used in the fire service.
- pike pole
- clemens hook
- plaster hook
- drywall hook
- San Francisco hook
- roofman's hook
- rubbish hook
What would you used a pike pole for?
How does a plaster hook work?
has two knifelike wings that depress as the head is driven through and then reopen or spread outward under the pressure of springs
Which pulling/pushing tool can also be used as a prying tool?
List the types of striking tools used in the fire service.
- battering ram
- flat-head axe
What is proper eye protection when using striking tools?
eye goggles and the helmet face shield
True or False: prying tools can also be used as striking tools.
When should you not use a power saw?
when working in a flammable atmosphere or near flammable liquids
How should you start all cuts with powers saws?
at full rpm
Never carry a running power tool more than __ feet.
What should be applied to a wooden handle to preserve it and prevent warping and roughness.
boiled linseed oil
Interior doors in most newer houses are what kind of doors?
hollow core doors
What is a rabbeted jamb?
jamb into which a shoulder has been milled to permit the door to close against a provided shoulder
What are ledge doors also known as and where are they typically found?
- batten doors
- found in warehouses, storerooms, barns, and sheds
What is a roll up door also known as?
a sheet curtain door
When over head doors must be forced open, it is best to use a rotary saw to cut a square or rectangle opening how high and how wide?
6 feet high and nearly the full width of the door
The most common type of swinging door is one that swings at least __ degrees.
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