Tag Archives: roof operations

Challenges on the Roof

Take some time and discuss how you would operate on these roofs with your crews. Are there some experiences that you might have had on these types of roofs that you can share?

Light Weight Strip Malls

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As you look at this building you can see that it seems to be a series of stores or spaces in a commercial building. Most likely a strip mall type building.

Secondary Means of Escape

Operating on the roof during a building fire requires us to have a secondary means of escape. This will likely be the responsibility of crews on the ground. But, if resources are such, the vent team may need to place both sets of ladders prior to making the roof.

Cut Away of a Green Roof

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It’s hard to say exactly when we might run into something we know little about. Stay in touch with new designs and construction methods. You never know when a goat might fall on your head.

Fiberglass Panels

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If you haven’t considered the impact that fiberglass roof panels can have you and your department, read the linked article and train and plan accordingly.

Venting the Roof

Take a look at this video and let me know what you see. I posted the still frame from this video and had some great responses. Now, here is the whole thing. What do you see and what would you do different if anything?

Accidental Green Roof

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This is not a real “green” roof. It may look like one, but, it was by accident.

Identifying RTU’s From the Interior

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Take care to look above you and identify RTU from the interior.

What’s Above You?

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What is lurking on the roof? It could come crashing down on you.

Roof Ops the Right Way

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This is a good look at how to vent a roof the safe way! Okay, I found it.  The last two roof ops posts have shown the way “not” to vent a roof. (see Roof Ops and More Roof Ops) Now, I have found a picture of how to vent the roof.  I have to […]

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