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FDNY - Training Academy - Randalls Island, New York
Both field units and new Probationary Firefighters have received training on the Multi-Force Forcible Entry Door Simulator since September of 2008
FDNY Probies utilize 2 Multi-Force doors at FDNY's fire academy on Randall's Island
Doors set up for FDNY's probationary Firefighter's (Forcible Entry Refresher Training)
FDNY - Mobile Forcible Entry Training Unit - New York City Fire Department
US SECRET SERVICE TRAINED BY MIKE AT FDNY FIRE ACADEMY / 2014
US MARSHALLS TRAINED BY MIKE AT FDNY FIRE ACADEMY / 2013
LONG ISLAND FIRE ACADEMIES TRAIN ON MULTI-FORCE - 2014
3 days of training in Hilton Head Island SC. Southern Hospitality was in full form.
Great day of fund raising training up at Balston Spa New York 2016
Great Barrington Fire Department in The Berkshires of Massachusetts get their door and dept training
Yaphank Fire Department - Long Island, NY are trained with the Crush Door Prop
2 Day Forcible Entry Training in Berlin, Connecticut
Group Shots from The 3rd Fundraiser we held in Balton Spa, New York Mike and Lt. Tommy Farragher also L-175, donate their time and knowledge for the day to train firefighters on the Multi-Force door and Crush Door simulator, to raise money for downed firefighters families at Ballston Spa NY. This was the 3rd year in a row that Mike and Tommy have done this fundraiser and look forward to doing it again next year.
Training Drill at the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department in Long Island, New York
Forcible Entry Training in Parsippany, New Jersey
Crush door and cutting station training at Parsippany NJ
Delivery and train the trainers at Essex County College Police and Fire Academy New Jersey - 6/21/13
FDIC 2006 - 2012 - HOT Drills - Indianapolis, Indiana
Hello, I would like to begin by saying that I had the distinct pleasure of taking your HOT class at FDIC this past week. I must say that it was the most informative and beneficial forcible entry classes that I have ever taken. I walked away from your class confident that I would be able to work through a forcible entry problem if I encounter one in the future. That leads me to my question.
I am the Asst. Training officer at my department. I am interested in knowing how much it will cost to purchase one of your doors. My department is steadily busy, but do not encounter forcible entry opportunities frequently, and I am afraid that our skills are lacking. I would be greatly appreciative if you could also give me a quote on any training you provide similar to the FDIC class to see if that is an option for my department financially.
Again, thank you for the opportunity to take your class and learn from your knowledge. I eagerly await your response concerning the door.
- Tim O'Connor / Rescue Captain / Cranston Heights Fire Company
Fort Meyers Fire Academy
"Recently we conducted training at our Fire Academy using 3 of your doors. The training encompassed over 75 companies and over 300 personnel. These doors were put through the paces and held up flawlessly as well as provided a level of training and realism unmatched anywhere else. You also provide a level of customer service and support other companies should admire".
I was one of the attendees who had the distinct pleasure of attending your hands-on training session recently held at Sayville Fire Dept. The guys from my fire department that attended that day cannot stop taking about the excellent experience that you guys provided. As we are all aware, in the volunteer service, it's a rarity that we get the opportunity to get a vacant house where we can practice forcible entry. And let's face it, the forcible entry props that we build in the rear of the firehouse or at the training centers, just don't simulate the "real thing". Your door allows the brothers to train like it's the real thing each and every time and allows them the unparallel ability to practice all the forcible entry techniques necessary in today's fire service. Whether they're a new probie or a seasoned veteran, every firefighter is guaranteed to walk away with an increased sense of knowledge and confidence in the art of conventional forcible entry. With over 18 years in the fire service, I can undoubtedly say that your multi-force door is the best forcible entry prop that I have ever had the opportunity to use. The finest compliment I can give to you is my continuous praise and admiration of the level of experience and technique that you provide to all that attend your training sessions. I will forever be a supporter of your multi-force door and have urged the need for your instruction to my fire department and to our neighboring fire departments as well. Thank you again for the experience and I look forward to establishing a semi-annual refresher for my entire department to appreciate.
- Ex-Chief Safety Officer John R. Giacoppi / Centerport Fire Department,
Lake Hiawatha Fire Department in New Jersey receiving Department Training from Firehouse Innovations, Corp. on Sunday, August 3, 2014 Good time had by all.
North Patchogue Fire Department Door Delivery, Setup, and Train the Trainers by Firehouse Innovations, Corp. on July 17, 2014
Morris Township Fire Department, New Jersey - May 2015
The Liverpool, NY Fire Department - April 2010
Locust Valley Fire Department - Long Island, New York
Mike, along with another FDNY member, Danny, held a 3-hour training session focusing on all aspects of forcible entry including the importance of gapping, conventional forcible entry, inward opening doors, outward opening doors, wood jams, angle iron/high security doors, etc.... The members of the LVFD learned more in this short 3 hour span than they learned in the many classes they have attended at our own Fire Academy.
"Mike, I’d just like to take a moment to thank you and Danny for a great training. Your door is basically a dream come true to the fire service and to forcible entry training. The ability to force multiple types of doors and in both directions in training has been a long time coming, and you’ve done it!
The truest recommendation that I can make to anyone is to simply purchase your door, and / or have a training session. It is a great training prop and will give all members a great experience in forcing doors, over and over without the worry of having to fix it each time. This tool will prepare the entire membership for the hardest doors they will face while operating on the fire ground".
- Bill Bedell / Floral Park Fire Department, Floral Park, NY
"My name is Tony Iliano and attended the drill put on by Perry FD on Monday April 6th. My Lieutenant is big on forcible entry and not just getting in a door, but like you said, being a professional about it. Mike, you have come up with one heck of a simulator. The beating that door took and the turnaround time for teams to rotate through was great. The information you and Dan possess and shared with us can't be stressed enough. I've been a fireman for 8 years and that was one of the best drills, personally, I've attended. Some fireman think they can use the irons and get through doors once they get sworn in with no practice. The drill today showed how silly that is as most of us at one point or another had to be shown the how's and why's we do things. I'm looking forward to showing the guys back at the station what we learned. I really can't wait to use these skills on the fireground. Thanks again and best of luck to you".
- Tony Iliano / Painesville Township Fire Department, Painesville, OH
"Mike what an outstanding product! And the training that you and Dan gave us was unbelievable, I learned more about forcible entry and the many different ways to use a halligan bar in four hours then I have in the past ten years. T he little nuances or as you like to say “the power of the adz” blew me away. We have had the product since April 6, 2009 (only four days now), but we have yet been able to walk past it without setting it up for a quick force. It does my heart good to walk out into the bays and see one or two guys just playing with it. Before this prop, if we were lucky, we would only be able to force one or two doors every couple of years, never really having an opportunity to try out different techniques and only a few guys being able to do the force before the door and frame were damaged beyond realistic value or using props that are good for techniques but just unrealistic. The days of us using/teaching one or two ways of forcing a door are now gone and the let’s “pretend” days are dead and buried. Now I can rotate an eight man crew through four different techniques with realistic resistance and that beloved popping/cracking sound in less than two hours, with no down time between forces! I have already noticed the confidence level of my crew, from the oldest to the youngest, increasing with every force we do".
- Lieutenant Tim Sitz / Perry Joint Fire District, Perry, OH
"Our department was preparing to open a forty million dollar training facility and we were in need of a forcible entry door prop. A co-worker attended the forcible entry class at FDIC and told me the prop they used in the class was awesome. I discovered the door prop was built by Firehouse Innovations, Corp. Since we have purchased the door prop over two hundred of our members have used it. The evaluations we received from members who used the prop are extremely favorable and the common denominator is how realistic it feels. To have that many firefighters use something, and all of them say only good things about it, is unheard of in the fire service. The door is sturdy and rigid and I anticipate many years of trouble-free, hands-on training".
Deputy Chief Dennis Gallagher / Prospect Park Fire Company, Delaware County, PA
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Central Nyack Fire District, West Nyack, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Croton Volunteer Fire Department, Croton-on-the-Hudson, New York
Door Delivery - FDNY Engine 9 / Ladder 6. Chinatown, New York
Department Drill - 10/24/2010 - Centerport Fire Department, Centerport, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - LaGrange Fire Department, Poughkeepsie, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Mastic Fire District, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Oyster Bay Fire Department, Oyster Bay, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Pearl River Fire District, Pearl River, New York
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Purchase Fire District, Purchase, New York
2nd Training Day - June 12, 2010 - Sayville Fire Department, Sayville, New York
Delivery & Full Dept. Training - Warminster Fire Department, Warminster, PA
Delivery & Train the Trainers - Westbury Fire & Water District, Westbury, New York
Here you will see the Multi-Force Forcible Entry Door Prop being used by Ladder and Engine companies together. The Ladder company forces the door as the Engine company waits, then they stretch the line through the prop.
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