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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?

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.

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 […]

Green Roofs and Fire Operations

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Let’s try to determine how we would need to change our tactics, if at all, on a green building. This is a house fire like all the others with the exception the roof is a grassy meadow.

Safety, Safety, Safety!

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This should be obvious to most who look at this picture. We have a fully charged house fire and we are venting. There is no doubt that venting this structure is appropriate. We have a vent guy on the stoop roof with what looks to be a good tool and I think I see an […]

Venting the Roof

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Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture? Using a roof ladder is a good thing.  Working in teams is a good thing.  What are some hazards we see here? What is the main problem with this operation?  Post your responses and I will post mine later. Stay safe.

Company Discussion 1: Responses

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Here are some of the things that I see from this picture and that should be discussed with your company in resoponse to the questions posed. The general condition of the outside likely is the same on the inside which could make entry and advancement of an attack difficult.  With a large amount of “stuff” […]

Challenges for Firefighters ON/IN “Green” Buildings

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The day has come and will present itself more often in the future that we will be dealing with issues pertaining to “Green” buildings.  I was on a conference call today and the subject was brought up about “green” construction and codes.  The comment was made, and correctly so in my opinion, that most fire […]

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