Adjustable Roof Prop

03/01/2011
Article and photos by Wes Hill Like many departments, we have a fancy roof prop located at our training grounds, but it's location is not convenient for our use. My company identified the need for something cheap and simple to keep around the station that we could use to practice our cutting techniques. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) We used 2' x 4's to frame up an 8' x 8' square. We then attached two sheets of 4' x 8' plywood. The design was to implement with our stabilization struts, allowing us to fluctuate the pitch. Using some of the concrete pillars for added support, we can throw a roof ladder up. This is something that works for our company on a small budget--everything w...

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