Personal Escape Training

Efficiently Constructing Openings


Sometimes firefighters are not able to enter the scene of a fire through a door or window. In instances like these, they have to cut through a wall and make an opening big enough to enter the establishment and make a rescue. Bearing in mind that most structures are concrete block, it can seem like it would take a long time to break an opening large enough to complete this task. During their training, firefighters need to make an opening, rescue a victim and another firefighter if they are trapped in the blaze, and exit the establishment in less than 2 minutes.

Firefighters pull victim from structure

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Firefighter makes an opening

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