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VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
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This patent pending product is a roof ladder attachment tool that replaces the axe and halligan tool as a foot-hold, while performing pitched roof vertical ventilation evolutions. check it out!!See…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Smith Dec 9, 2009.

 

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Jason Hoevelmann left a comment for Andrew DeLair
"Thanks for the add and invite. Stay low and if there is anything I can ever assist you with, just let me know. jason"
Jun 6, 2010
Jason Hoevelmann and Andrew DeLair are now friends
Jun 6, 2010
Andrew DeLair replied to JJ Blaker's discussion Does anyone know of some good vent training.
"Mr Blaker, This reply may be too late for your post and any vent training you may have done. But I just wanted to tell you about a tool that you might find interesting for vent training. You can see it at www.safefireladderstep.com. Some techniques…"
Jun 5, 2010
Andrew DeLair and Pete Forshaw are now friends
Jan 20, 2010
Jacob Smith replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"don't get me wrong i haven't personaly tried it out i have only seen it a few times, i think it's a great tool to be used in the right situations ( steep roof's, ice, and moss, like you said ), it's like any tool of the fire…"
Dec 9, 2009
Andrew DeLair replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"Jacob, Thanks for responding. Why would this tool be great for training but not used on the fire ground. You should train as if it's the real thing as I'm sure you know. This tool has been used on the fire ground many times, tried and…"
Dec 5, 2009
Jacob Smith replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"i know a L.T. that has a patent out on his own little contraption that he made in his shop, it's folds up on the ladder and is preloaded to the roof ladder, it has the same basic function and design almost, I think the tool is a great idea for…"
Dec 5, 2009
Andrew DeLair is now friends with Brian Meroney, David DeStefano and Clint Stanton
Dec 4, 2009
Andrew DeLair left a comment for David DeStefano
"I get the question a lot about what ladders companys might say. It's just a tool attached to another tool. It really doesnt torque the ladder. Most of the pressure is just the weight of the person on the step and its directed downward as in the…"
Dec 4, 2009
David DeStefano left a comment for Andrew DeLair
"Andrew, I found the pdf with your invention. Interesting idea. What do the manufacturers of ladders have to say? I agree with previous comment about being one extra thing to carry, but I think you can engineer a solution to that."
Dec 4, 2009
David DeStefano left a comment for Andrew DeLair
"Andrew, How can I see your new invention?"
Dec 4, 2009
Andrew DeLair left a comment for Kevin Nowicki
"Kevin, I didn't realize you were in GA. I will be in Agusta from Dec. 9 thru 14th. I'm showing my product to a guy in Columbia, S.C. while I'm there. If you are interested in any way My phone is 989 714-5079 e-mail d142206@yahoo.com"
Dec 3, 2009
Andrew DeLair left a comment for David DeStefano
"HI DAVID, I'VE SEEN YOUR ARTICLES ONLINE ABOUT THE ROOF SIMULATORS, I HAVE A NEW PRODUCT I AM TRYING TO MARKET TO FIRE DEPTS AND TRAINING FACILITIES. YOU CAN FIND ME ON THIS SITE ALONG WITH AN ATTACHMENT OF MY PRODUCT. TAKE A LOOK AND TELL ME…"
Dec 3, 2009
Andrew DeLair replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"Kevin, Thanks for your response, This tool is outfitted with holes for your gloved hands. The vertical ventilation evolution is usually done with no less than two firefighters. This tool is intended to be handed up not carried. for example. Once…"
Dec 3, 2009
Kevin Nowicki replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"Andrew- This looks like a great concept, however, it seems like it would be awkward to carry with everything else a truckie needs to carry. Unfortunately, manpower is an issue for us as I know it is nearly every where, and it appears to present…"
Dec 3, 2009
Andrew DeLair left a comment for Pete Forshaw
"Hey Pete, Aint this the way. Within 5 minutes of saying it was slow at the station, we had a working fire at an apartment complex. seems to always happen like that. Anyway, i was getting back with you. Did you view my product? or were you saying…"
Nov 22, 2009

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Saginaw Fire Department IAFF Local 102
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At 9:24pm on June 6, 2010, Jason Hoevelmann said…
Thanks for the add and invite. Stay low and if there is anything I can ever assist you with, just let me know.

jason
At 8:19pm on December 4, 2009, David DeStefano said…
Andrew,
I found the pdf with your invention. Interesting idea. What do the manufacturers of ladders have to say? I agree with previous comment about being one extra thing to carry, but I think you can engineer a solution to that.
At 6:55pm on December 4, 2009, David DeStefano said…
Andrew, How can I see your new invention?
At 3:26pm on November 22, 2009, J. McCaffrey said…
Hey Andrew Was he chief at Mt. Lemon? I am interested in any new thoughts for drilling. Where can I find your ventilation technique?

Take it easy,

John
At 9:51pm on November 21, 2009, Pete Forshaw said…
Hey Andrew

How are things in The big Michigan?
 
 
 

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