mechthermalDuration: 3 days
Cost: $775 (TEES Facility); $875 (Out-of-state)
Students: 8 Min – 20 Max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military or Government Agencies

The aim of this 3 day course is to introduce the student to operationally proven drills and procedures that pertain to the use of mechanical, ballistic, thermal, and cutting means in order to effectively breach doors, windows and soft wall targets.

On the successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to accurately perform a target analysis and select the most suitable tool to gain access into the stronghold.

Course content includes:

  • History and theory of non-explosive methods of entry
  • Mechanical breaching of pull and push doors
  • Mechanical breaching of windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Negotiating and defeating fences and obstacles
  • Ballistic breaching
  • Thermal breaching (BROCO and Osen Hunter torches)
  • Quickie saw and chainsaw breaching
  • All tactics to include approach, negotiating obstacles, and actions at the breach point
  • Scenario based training

Equipment Requirements:

  • Range training uniform (long sleeve)
  • Nomex gloves
  • Ballistic protection – soft armor or plate carrier with plates
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection: Clear lens safety wrap-around style glasses
  • Helmet
  • Weapon:  rifle with no ammunition – blue gun is accepted and TEES can supply if requested
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