Cutting Carriage Bolt Heads in Doors with Fire Rescue Saws during Forcible Entry

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesIt’s (relatively) easy to pull sliding bolt and drop bar carriage bolts from hollow-core doors. But what do you do if you come up against solid or reinforced doors? No problem, says Search & Destroy Fire Training, LLC. Just grind off the bolt heads with the cutting edge of your fire rescue saw’s blade. They show you how to do it in this video.

This technique looks clumsy and impractical at first, but Search & Rescue claims that you can get pretty precise with your saw if you practice. And hey, the video’s set to Social Distortion’s cover of “Backstreet Girl”. Watch it for that if nothing else.

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