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This short video is used prior to a discussion on proper roof ventilation,

•Before committing firefighters to the roof...make sure that's where they NEED to be based upon size-up, conditions, construction, fire progress/bldg deterioration w/related tactical concerns and risk/benefit analysis

•That the amount of FF's sent to the roof match the task.

•They have clear direction of what they are to do when they get there.

•That they have a SAFE way to get up there, that they have a safe way off-and that when they finish the task as directed by the IC-they get off the roof immediately.

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Comment by Paul Lomske on May 19, 2008 at 4:02pm
...where the air is fresh and sweet... enough for two...
Comment by Frank T. Cardinale on April 27, 2008 at 1:27pm
Nicely done video. Remind me again, how many firefighters does it take to open a roof? This video leads to some great discussions on proper venting and laddering.
Comment by Albert Condello on April 27, 2008 at 1:02pm
Great job, I remember my first in-house training drill was on the very same subject to my fellow firefighters with Radnor Fire Company of Wayne, PA. It is one of the most hazardous duties to be assigned and with new construction, no one needs to be working without the use of a platform aerial nearby. (Of course also using a roof ladder as an additional way to have a safe work platform.)


Al Condello
College Station, TX

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