Respectful Entry: Through-the-Lock and Beyond
- Room: Wabash 3
- Session Number:25668
Wednesday, August 04, 2021: 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
The focus is on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures. Basic lock identification/size-up, key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks are also covered.
MethodologyIn summary, the course will be lecture-driven with reinforcement provided in the way of videos, pictures, after action reports, and live props in the classroom. These are small tabletop props that the method being demonstrated can be shown live. No excessive noise, tool striking, etc. will occur. The course will begin with numerous props (small, classroom-sized doors and locksets) in the front on a table or on the stage near the presenter. This will serve to engage the participants throughout the presentation. Tools will also be present. As the lecture begins, when a certain subject/ lockset/ door is presented in which a prop is present for, field videos will be shown and then either the presenter and/or a student will demonstrate live the method to drive it home. Door prizes, stickers, tools, etc. will be available for the participants. Likely the tool they use to demonstrate will be the tool they get to keep. They leave with a strong working knowledge of that tool and when and how to employ it. A model SOP is also provided for departments wishing to institute this program officially.
Learning ObjectivesMethods, tools, and tactics used for Respectful Entry, non-destructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry will be discussed and covered. A safety portion is also covered relating to using these methods on occupied/ possibly occupied dwellings/ structures. Basic lock identification/ size-up is covered. Key-in-knob levers and knobs, residential and commercial deadbolts, commercial levers, Adams-Rite mortise locks, mortise slam latches, magnetic locks, passive infrared request-to-exit sensors, under-the-door-tools, rim locks, panic hardware, and other supplemental locks. The focus will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and numerous options to defeat them; from EMS calls, service calls, to the fireground. Students will leave with a solid understanding of Respectful Entry.