are steel plates that are designed to be attached to an acquired
structure for forcible entry training. The plates are made to be
attached to a door and a frame and allows wood slats to be passed
through two welded loops between the two plates to break. If you
actually forced the locking mechanisms of the door, you would only be
able to force it one time. With Force Plates you get multiple forces on
the door because your breaking the wood and not the locks. The plate
system allows the user to still implement the basic tactics of forcible
entry using the fork, adze, or baseball bat swing methods.
plates are easy to assemble on your acquired structure, and easy to
remove after the training is complete. The plates and hardware can then
be stored away in the Force Plate tool box for the next training. The
complete kit, comes with everything that you need to install.
Forcible entry is a skill that is
branded by good training. Good training can only happen with good
training props. Force Plates were designed to do just that. This patent
pending training aide was designed by firefighter Robert James who
determined there was a need for a forcible entry training prop on the
grounds of acquired structures. Usually the doors of acquired structures
can only be forced one time, limiting the amount of forcible entry
training that others can get during the same training. Force Plates are
made to be attached to a door of an acquired structure, with little to
no work assembling. This plate system helps to enhance forcible entry
techniques and tactics by allowing you to force pieces of wood rather
than the locking mechanisms on the door of the acquired structure, which
you can only force once.
The plates can serve multi functional
for either inward or outward swinging doors. Best if mounted to solid
wood or metal doors and frames to get the maximum training effect. This
product has been tested by nationally certified forcible entry
instructors to ensure it gives the students the most realistic effect.
With a total of 4 plates and 4 threaded bolts with securing washers and
nuts, mounting them comes very easy. The greatest thing about Force
Plates, is when your forcible entry training is over, they can be
removed from the door of the acquired structure and stored for the next
training opportunity, where they can be re-mounted and used again.