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Forcible Entry – Standish, ME

October 1


Forcible Entry
October 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Hosted by the Standish Fire Department aa 175 Northeast Road in Standish, ME

The class: Forcible entry is key component of sound fire ground operations.  Today’s society often tries to fortify homes, businesses and places of assembly to keep bad guys out. In doing so, fire department access to reach the seat of the fire, conducting searches or other fire ground operations can be slowed down to a snail’s pace when sound forcible entry practices are not the norm. This program will cover a wide array of content. However, the emphasis will be for firefighters tasked with forcible entry duties to be fundamentally sound.  Selecting the right tool for the job and understanding best practices to accomplish the goal is crucial. After a short classroom session the program will transition to the field where students will learn the art of forcible entry, gain hands-on experience and get to work in several scenario based training exercises.

The emphasis of this program will center on the use of hand tools for effective forcible entry.  This program is appropriate for the rookie firefighter to the seasoned veteran.

The Lead Instructors
Chris Kelly
Chris is a veteran of the fire service since 2002. Chris currently is a Captain in the Houston Fire Department, currently assigned to Engine 55 in District 46. Majority of his career has been spent in District 46, both as a firefighter and Engineer/Operator on both Engine and Ladder companies. When not training or responding to calls, Chris is very passionate about Firefighter fitness and ways to implement functional fitness for his brothers, pulling from his experience as a gym owner. He has been a Paramedic for the last ten years, which included being a founding member of the Houston Police Department’s Tactical Medic Team, working in the ambulance routing telemetry unit, and participating in multiple research and protocol revision projects. Prior to joining HFD, Chris was a part of the Mont Belvieu Fire Department in Texas.

Luke Manion
Luke began his career with the Houston Fire Department in 2001. He spent the first 8 years of his career assigned to Station 18, serving much of that time on Tower 18. In 2009, he tested for and earned a spot on HFD’s Technical Rescue Team. He was then assigned Rescue 42, where he currently serves on the B-Shift. Rescue 42 is one of HFD’s three dedicated heavy rescue trucks, with each truck covering one-third of Houston’s 654 square miles. Additionally, the team responds to surrounding Counties for large-scale rescue incidents and helicopter operations. Luke received much of his training in Technical Rescue Operations (USAR, High-Angle, Collapse, Trench, Confined Space, Rigging, Heavy-Vehicle Extrication, Machinery Entrapment, Helicopter and Swiftwater Rescue) through various agencies. He is certified as a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Instructor I, Structural Collapse Technician (Level II) and IAFF Fireground Survival Instructor. Luke specializes in teaching Technical Rescue Operations, Truck Company Operations, Large-Area Search, Fireground Survival and Rapid Intervention Team Operations. In addition, he is currently serving his 3rd term as Director, Position 6 and Health & Safety Committee Chairman for the Houston Professional Firefighters Association, Local 341.

For Additional Information contact Brian Pond  at 207-518-1353


October 1
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Standish Fire Department


Standish Fire Department
175 Northeast Road
Standish, ME 04084 United States
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