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Coffin Cut

Mon, 8 Feb 2010|

In this truck company operations video, Mike Ciampo demonstrates how to make an expandable roof cut for ventilation.

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On flat -- type structures many firefighters cut -- expendable cut. It's often referred to as a -- often cut. It's very easy to remember a procedure to cut that's. We normally -- 798. That means -- cuts will be in the shape those numbers are first cut will be across. Our second -- was a small knock out cut. So regulars are our tool and -- -- the roofing material. Our third -- was straight down. Normally we try to make these cuts three to six feet or 48 feet depending on how much time -- -- operate on the roof. After we cut the seven we're gonna make this cut and -- nine. Will cut another long kind of the base. We'll go about midway and -- will come across we have to remembered overlap all our cuts bears are nine. It's different -- -- -- -- gets so bad we can now just pull the smaller roof opening open. If we and so operate on -- roof leave this cut close. National go to the number eight. Will continue the bottom -- gulag. And that we cut the last cut remembered overlap lawyer cuts. In the beginning stages. Some firefighters enjoy making to knock out cards at the top which -- pull the roofing material off easier. Another part of this procedure is. Often on a long cuts were trying to catch more raptors are George so we can bet more. However that's not always achievable depended on wind direction we should -- the wind -- our backs but that isn't always feasible. We're working on flat -- -- shingles a good trick of the trade news to get a straight cut just simply follow. The edge of the -- try to run that saw blade with -- single line they'll keep this all -- from binding. Remember that we're used the roofs off when -- -- -- pleasure in rural rate up to pull our yams and gently rocketed. As removing. We feel Joyce it's gonna walk itself but. Don't run the soil so flatten her right to try to walk -- Mormon angle if you -- -- to apply jets. -- keep coming up as we've got. -- -- -- Our knock out here to spell right throw. This 10 you have to do is just figured that -- all right -- now we can put our -- Blow the roof material deploy open if you know this wouldn't knock out -- we're going to be pulling back to our long and -- rules -- we are more safety we don't wanna be here. -- direction or pull -- We had to be very careful that we don't -- our report. -- are caught. Fire first stepping in -- -- Charlotte by himself going to rule. If you have to firefighters. Post and replace them both knock outs. It's very important place. In the right position that we're here we don't have the upward stroke here you can see the design of the hook. It's meant to pull up on a roofing material. One firefighter -- have to -- Gently -- a couple drugs or canoes the -- itself as a wedge. -- -- -- -- -- -- Both sides of the hole by himself. When we remove this roofing material that should be interviews say it all. Replace -- -- and it also another firefighter traveling on a roof realizes that there's a hole in the roof. As you could see as you cut the roof Ginn open it up we caught a -- -- plywood unfortunately this isn't the perfect cut. However puts everybody on the same page knowing what numbers to cut. We have to go back and open this piece -- in different directions. Remember once you get the roof open we have to push it got -- -- down. This -- -- might not always make -- we may need a longer. And remember don't be hanging overrule the viewers where it. -- dance floor in the whole. Try to get -- side and pushed down. If you don't slip through four floors that were always the --

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