Working on the Roof

As for this video goes, I don’t really know where to begin.

  • Vent holes, ones that are already there or ones we put there, are for hot gas, smoke, and fire to come out of not for water to go into.
  • Attack the fire from the inside, pull ceiling and put it out. If you are worried about the property then through salvage covers!
  • Firefighters were probably fighting fire from the inside as well. If that is the case, we don’t flow from the outside at the same time. This is an easy way to burn the FF’s inside.
  • When operating on the roof you should always be wearing SCBA. If the conditions don’t call for you to be on air then so be it, but you should still have your SCBA on.
  • At 8:08 you will see a firefighter enter the attic via the roof with a hoseline. The firefighter does not have an SCBA on, yet there are two firefighters next to him with SCBA on.
  • When cutting on the roof, why not through a roof ladder to stand on?
  • Get on the roof, make the cut, get off the roof.

This video below is exactly why we wear SCBA, what happens when we don’t utilize roof ladders, and why we get on the roof, make the cut, and get off the roof. Footage below from Phoenix in 1989.