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Video: Firefighters practice forcible entry skills on portable door

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WENATCHEE — Wenatchee firefighters are doing a lot of breaking and entering this week.

It’s all for good, though. The department is training on a big metal door that uses wooden dowels for locks.

Firefighters use an ax and a metal bar to break open the door. When they’re done, a firefighter replaces the wooden dowel, and the door is ready for the next training.

“In the past, we’ve never had hands-on time with forcible door opening, unless there was…

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