Sharing gear: Using fire equipment for police calls

In difficult economic times, it's important to use everything you have at your disposal efficiently and effectively, including gear from other agencies. Start training with your local fire departments and consider having them respond to certain situations. Fire personnel carry on their rigs everything officers would need to gain entry to a locked facility. They've got jaws, rams and K-12 saws for metal doors. Halligan tools, axes, and sledge hammers for entry tools. Ladders for upper floor entry and high pressure water deliver systems for anything else. Learn how to use this equipment.

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