Ventilation Prop

09/30/2010
Article and photos by Albert Henderson (1)This ventilation prop was constructed from scrap building materials and can be put together in one day. This firefighter training prop allows trainees to ventilate while experiencing a roof environment, including working from a roof ladder, without the hazards associated with working from extreme heights. Other positive training points include the fact that instructor can watch the trainee and correct any safety issues or techniques immediately, which allows for a good training experience. DESIGN The roof section (Picture Vent 1) is constructed using three sheets of ¾ plywood used for roof decking, and a frame ...

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