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Firefighter Training: Training Days: Positive Pressure Ventilation

By Tom Kiurski On this training day, we were in the fortunate situation of having a home to train in that was going to be torn down. One nice piece of information was that our firefighters had a full month to use the house prior to demolition. This gave us time to evaluate the types of training that could be done in the house, and schedule them in a way from little destruction to the more destructive training maneuvers as time progressed. The plan for this day was to do some training on positive pressure ventilation (PPV). Our fire department has three types of fans--one type is on each engine and members are very familiar with it, whereas the other two types are on one piece of apparatus...

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