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Butler Tech Receives Forcible Entry Door Simulator from Cleveland Cliffs


Thanks to a strong partnership between Butler Tech and Cleveland Cliffs, Butler Tech Adult Education received a donation of a new forcible entry door simulator. This state-of-the-art device simulates real-life scenarios where firefighters use striking and prying tools to defeat the locking mechanisms of residential and commercial doors.

The simulator, constructed from top-quality steel produced in Middletown, Ohio, was fabricated entirely in-house at Cleveland Cliffs’ Middletown facility. Their team, including Megan Selnick, Tony Webb, and James Sberna, demonstrated exceptional commitment by designing, sourcing, constructing, and delivering the simulator at no cost to Butler Tech.

“This generous donation marks a significant enhancement to our educational resources,” shared Jeremy Lane, Fire and EMS Program Coordinator at Butler Tech.  This enables us to provide advanced training without increasing costs for our students. The partnership with Cleveland Cliffs reflects a shared dedication to improving education and fostering community growth.”

We are immensely grateful for our strong relationship with Cleveland Cliffs. This collaboration is a tremendous benefit for Butler Tech, our students, and the broader Butler County community.