CANCELLED – Forcible Entry

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Date(s) - April 09
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Valley Fire & Rescue

Good Afternoon All,

Due to lack of pre-registrations, the Forcible Entry class scheduled at Valley this weekend, 4/9-10/22, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you,



WV Public Service Training is pleased to partner with Valley Fire & Rescue to provide you Ohio Valley Training Weekends. Each month, Valley will host a different class to enhance training. Attached, you will find the planned 2022 schedule. Each month, the next month’s course will be advertised and registration opened.

April’s Training Will Be: Forcible Entry

Forcible entry is an essential skill in the fire service. Firefighters should be able to size up and effectively force the door to gain access.

This class is designed to teach the basic principles and steps of forcible entry conventionally and through the lock.

Conventional forcible entry:

Inward and outward swinging doors along with secondary security measure will be the time to understand the variety of uses for your irons and NY roof hook. Secondary locks will be a time to utilize your k12 and hand tools to cut or force locks and chains.

Through the lock:

Students will learn less destructive ways to safely enter secured structures that minimize cost for the resident for business by defeating different locking mechanisms commonly found on residential and commercial structures.

Equipment Needed: Turn out gear with SCBA/Mask

Tuition: $35/person

Location: Valley Fire & Rescue (28409 Huntington Rd., Apple Grove, WV 25502)

Date: April 9-10, 2022

Time: 0900-1700 daily

Instructor: Jamie Dzierzak, Ritchie Gobble, Corey Carr

To Register: Follow the guidelines in the attached document using the course number in this posting. WVPST is adopting a new registration platform that we believe will be more user-friendly. Should you have any issues, please contact Eva Godbey at

Link: (If link doesn’t work, use Google Chrome and search

Course ID: 22-500-05 WVPST Parkersburg

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact Eva Godbey at

PST Class Registrations

Go to:

If you don’t have an account, click Register.

  • Under location, select the correct region of the hosted class.
  • Parkersburg: Calhoun, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt, Wood
  • Charleston: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne
  • Complete all of the information.
    • WVOEMS # is not applicable, if you do not have a WVOEMS account
  • Verify account through the email you receive from PSTachio.
    • Once you have verified your account, the respective PST Regional Coordinator and Specialist will receive a notification to approve your account.
  • After your account has been approved, you need to log in using the email address and password you set up.
  • Click Registration
  • Enter the course number provided to you for the respective course.
    • Parkersburg 21-XXX-05
    • Charleston 21-XXX-03
  • Press Enter after the course number is entered
  • Click Register
    • You should be rerouted to your Transcript.

**If you have taken PST courses but have never created an account or try to register and are prompted with an account already exists for that username, contact your local PST for a password reset.

**Using the email address and password will allow you to review your transcript for all PST classes you have taken since July 2016, provided you have used the same email address for each region.  If you have taken a class and received a certificate, but it doesn’t show up on your transcript, contact the PST office for the area you took the course.

**If you are unable to log in, please contact Eva Godbey for a password reset. or (304) 766-0011 ext. 22.