Forcible Entry is the skill a firefighter uses to gain access to a locked building that is on fire while doing the minimal amount of damage possible.
The Explorers were allowed to use a an old mobile home that was donated by a local mobile home dealer.
The pictures show the Explorers developing their skills while using the "irons" or halligan bar and flat head axe. These are but two of the tools that firefighters use to force entry into a burning building.
Forcible Entry Class
The trailer on the left was Explorers' training site for this class.
Advisor Stettenbenz talks to the Explorers about halligan techniques.
Explorer Engineer Knox gives the halligan a try.
Explorer Chief Watterson readies the flathead axe.
Explorers Macon and Yingst give it a try.
Explorer Macon tries out the halligan.
Explorer Yingst tries out the flathead axe.
Advisor Fondaw demostrates another tool technique.
Advisor Stettenbenz demostrates another techique on a door that is hung differently that the last door.
Explorer Chief Watterson and Explorer Engineer Knox tries this other technique.