How to Handle Power Saws during Forcible Entry, by Fire Engineering and Traditions Training, LLC

How to Handle Power Saws during Forcible Entry

Courtesy of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC

You use your power saws for a lot more than roof ventilation, especially if you have diamond blades or carbide chunk blades on them. However, you have to hold your saws in awkward positions, like horizontally or at chest or shoulder height, if you want to use them for forcible entry and vehicle extrication.

That’s why we love this drill by Roger A. Steger, Jr., deputy chief with the Kentland, MD Volunteer Fire Department and an instructor with Traditions Training, LLC. It tells you how to hold your saw in places besides “right below you,” as well as how to position your arms and legs to help support a power saw’s weight in a variety of positions. Read it now at Fire Engineering magazine.

Traditions Training, LLC via Fire Engineering magazine, “Rotary Saw Forcible Entry Positions (PDF)

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