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"There is a tendency that if someone sets up a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run." (Pg. 208) "While companies are still checking for pockets of hidden fire is not the time to fire up the fan!" (Pg. 209). "25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD"

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) certainly deserves some discussion in the residential setting. However, we must remember, if not properly applied, this tactic can cause US to create our own 'wind driven' fire event, if you will. In today's modern fire environment, the missing link is usually the supply of oxygen, not a shortage of fuel or heat.

"Coordinated Ventilation" is a much more than a nifty buzzword or when 'put out over the radio'... means that it automatically occurs.  

If PPV's are part of your residential ventilation equation, you better ENSURE that communication and coordination are SUCCINCT and ACTIONS are precisely carried forth.

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