I appreciate the reply. I was thinking you would be able to get a second roof ladder from a second in engine and flip it onto the back side. Then put the hooks on the last rung of the already deployed roof ladder. I have never seen it done, I'm not saying it's safe either. It is a possibility that it could be an option as long as the integrity of the roof is not reduced. I would think that it might be difficult to sound a roof and pull yourself up with a pike pole at the same time. Then again I have never attempted the pike pole manuver before. Sounds like a good evolution to run. Once agian thanks for the reply.
Well if you were to go get a second roof ladder then you might as well get one that does the job right. That is if you have a longer roof ladder otherwise use the aerial or think about horizontal ventilation.