California is the only state in the country that has ban Escutcheon tubes in elevator doors. As a result, Lunar keys (elevator keys) don’t work.
The training is a simple-to-complex procedure firefighters can follow to assure minimal to no property damage, maximum efficiency, and most important, quick civilian rescues without harm to occupants or firefighters.
90% of elevator entrapments are resolved with a power reset. In addition, after completing the training, firefighters will know how to instruct a physically able, entrapped person how to assist with an inside out rescue. You will also learn what constitutes a true elevator emergency, and how to use irons to attack the keeper or interlock, to effect a timely rescue.
No. However it will increase your agency’s capabilities and professionalism at your next elevator entrapment.