CCCTC Welding & Collision Repair Students Construct Forcible Entry Door for LTFD

In photo from left to right kneeling is: Victoria Bailor (Collision Repair), Jared Grimm (Welding), Brandon Francisco (Welding). Back row: Darren Dale (Collision Repair Instructor), Matt Marinel (Collision Repair), Elliott Neeper (Past Police Chief), Scott Wink (Lieutenant), Kevin Graham (Fire Chief), Dave Rupert (Welding Instructor). Missing from photo is Kyle Clouser (Welding).

The Students in the Welding and Collision Repair program at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center (CCCTC) constructed a forcible entry door simulator for the Lawrence Township Fire Department (LTFD). The forcible entry door simulator is a large, sturdy door and frame combination that gives firefighters hands-on experience in force-opening locked doors. The repeated practice made available by the simulator will save valuable time during emergencies.

Members of the LTFD met with students this week to go over the finished simulator before loading up the door and putting it to the test. To learn more about the Collision Repair and Welding programs, visit us at