Forcible Entry

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This event uses a mechanized device that measures cumulative force and a 10-pound sledgehammer. It simulates the critical tasks of using force to open a locked door or to breach a wall.
This event challenges aerobic capacity, upper body muscular strength and endurance, lower body muscular strength and endurance, balance, grip strength and endurance, and anaerobic endurance.

The Test
  • For this event, the candidate uses the sledgehammer to strike a measuring device in a target area until the buzzer activates
  • Feet must be kept outside the toe-box at all times

  • Failure results if the participant does not maintain control of the sledgehammer and releases it from both hands while swinging
  • A warning is given for stepping inside the toe-box; a second warning constitutes a failure