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Firefighter Roof Rescue

Mon, 28 Feb 2011|

Paulie Capo and his team demonstrate how to use a ladder to remove a firefighter who has fallen through a peaked roof during roof operations.



[pause] [music] [background sounds]. Hello, I'm Paulie Capo and welcome to training minutes. In this episode we're going to rescue a firefighter that has fallen through a hole in a peaked roof while working off of his roof ladder. Other firefighters cannot get close to him to pull him out, due to the degregated roof. So, they're going to use the roof ladder as class two lever. And pull him out of the roof. You see Dominick did not fall all the way through and he's conscious so he can be able to assist in this rescue. Let's watch the guys perform the skill. >> Hey, give me a hand. [SOUND]. You can put it here. [SOUND] >> This time the fire fighter are gonna execute the rescue not using the peak as their [UNKNOWN]. This is simulating that if the firefighter is not close to the peak, it might decrease the mechanical advantage if the load is too close, too close to the force. So the rescuer's gonna create his own fulcrum and move the roof ladder parallel to the ridge. >> Hey, Roy, give us a hand. [NOISE]. [BLANK_AUDIO] Come on man, turn around, you got it? Hold on, pull up, pull up, pull up, all right [pause] [background noises] In the event that the firefighter was unconscious, and needed to be lowered off the roof. Please reference Season Four; when Chief Crawford, taught us how to take a firefighter off of a peaked roof. I'd like to thank our sponsor, Globe, for their dedication of firefighter safety and survival. And Saint Petersburg College Fire Training Center. I'm Pauly [INAUDIBLE] and thanks for watching Training Minutes.

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