Tag Archives: roof venting

Good Roof Vent Video

Here is a good video an actual roof ventilation on a two story house. It is a little rough from the helmet cam and I am not a big fan of the music on these types of videos, but the intent on showing a good roof vent is really good.

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.

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.

Chief on Scene and In the Smoke

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Chiefs need to remember their tasks and responsibilities on the fire ground. As aggresssive as you want to be, stay safe and set the example.

The Plain Clothes Vent Man

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Don’t allow this on your scene. There is no room for the Plain Clothes Vent Man at your calls.

Right in the Middle of It

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Situational awareness must be practiced at all times. Even in the platform.

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 […]

More Roof Ops

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Is there anything we are forgetting here? First, let me make it clear, I was looking for a picture I have of a crew working on the roof the correct way when I came across this one. I know, we have beat the first Roof Ops post to death and if you don’t want to […]

Is It Real? Or Is It Something Worse?

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Solar panels on roofs are not always easy to spot. Can you easily identify them if you were to respond to a fire where the roof had solar panels like these?

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