NEW FORCIBLE ENTRY DOOR SYSTEM PROP PLACED IN SERVICE
Recently, some of the officers of the Downingtown Fire Dept. traveled to New York City to get trained and pick-up the new Firehouse Innovations Corp. “Multi-Force” Forcible Entry Door Systems Prop. Firehouse Innovations and the Multi-Force Door System were created by Mike Perrone, who is a 32 year member of the FDNY and is currently with Ladder 175 in Brooklyn, NY. The DFD team spent several hours with Mike, in his driveway, learning new techniques in forcible entry, on our new prop, from a an expert that does this everyday!
Crew Travels to NYC for Training Simulator
Tue, Dec 23rd, 2014 7:00:00 am - Today a crew of 4 loaded up and headed to New York City to meet with Mike Perrone (Retired FDNY Ladder175) from Firehouse Innovations Corp and pick up our newly purchased Multi System force entry door. After being greeted by Mike and His wife Doreen we spent over 3 hours of with Mike and training for using the training simulator. This purchase will be use by members and also mutual aid companies to train on proper ways of forcible entry through a door. Thanks to Mike and Doreen for your hospitality while we were there.
T3 Training Enhances Training Opportunities with Forcible Entry Prop
By East Brandywine Fire Company
LMFD Receives Forcible Entry Door Simulator
On Thursday evening 5/22/14, the Lake Mohegan Fire District took ownership of our new state of the art multi-force forcible entry door system by Firehouse Innovations Corp. Company owner Mike Perrone delivered this new piece of training equipment and was assisted by Jim Denn in assembling it and training a few of our fire officers to teach our firefighters. Both individuals are very active with the FDNY and are assigned to Ladder Company 175 in Brooklyn, which was the busiest ladder company in NYC for 2013!
By Jim Krencik firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:49 am
ALBION — Jerry Lewis and Orleans County’s other state fire instructors have always preached the necessity of having hand tools ready on a fire or EMS call.
The set of irons carried by firefighters are a crucial part of their gear, ensuring that lifesaving care isn’t blocked by locked or blocked doorway.
But their lessons and drills on forcible entry techniques couldn’t carry their full heft due to the other tools on hand at the fire training facility in Albion.
It’s hard to create a realistic scenario that doesn’t break down after a couple of tries, whether it’s a door at the rare building turned over before its demolished or the wooden doorway Lewis added to the county’s roof simulator.
Jeff Arnett of the Shelby Fire Company recalled the door prop he used during his firefighter training class as less than ideal.
“You could put it right through (the door) on the first swing,” Arnett said.
The difficulty and realism were both amped up Saturday as Arnett and Shelby Fire Company Lt. Scott Petry took their first swings at the fire training program’s new multi-force door prop.
Under Lewis’ watchful eye, Arnett hammed his axe into the Halligan bar Petry wedged into the door against a wooden block holding it shut. It took several pounding blows and a forceful twist to dislodge the prop’s outward-swinging door, one of nine scenarios Lewis can set up.
“This is one of the skills that’s hard to teach regularly,” Lewis said. “We can use light and heavy resistance, outward and inward-swing doors ... it really improves our training.”
The prop, a sturdy 800 pounds, was acquired this year with the help of a group of local businesses that raised $6,000 for its purchase. It all began with a call from Jeff Lyons.
Lyons, the owner of Lyons Collision, inquired about what the fire training program needed most — a question to which Lewis immediately had an answer. The prop, made by Firehouse Innovations Corp. in New York City, is the top-of-the-line, Lewis said, ready to hold up for decades to come.
A number of Medina area businesses jumped right on board, raising the required funds in time for the prop to be used by this spring’s firefighter training course.
In addition to Lyons Collision, donations came in from David Dunn Salvage, Curisin Auto Parts, Zacher Construction, Brazzell Automotive, Medina Lumber & Hardware, Medina Cold Storage, Rudy’s, Growmark FS, Matt C.M. Contracting, Waters Auto Body, Orleans Ford and Panek Farms.
“It was an overwhelming response,” Lyons said. “With the fire service, you have a lot of of friends in the business community.”
It’s a partnership borne of appreciation of the volunteers who step forward with every call, a commitment Lyons and others see up close. His ties go even deeper.
Lyons has been involved with the fire service since joining the Medina Fire Department as a callman in 1986. He served as Shelby’s fire chief, an EMT for COVA and on the county’s Hazmat team.
The training props featured in this site and in our videos are designed by Mike Perrone and are
available through Firehouse Innovations, Corp. which is owned and operated
by Mike Perrone. All props are made in the U.S.A.
MULTI-FORCE FORCIBLE ENTRY DOOR SIMULATOR PATENT NOs: US 8,408,917 B2 and 8,926,332 B2