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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.

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Transcript

[MUSIC] [NOISE] Hello, I'm Paulie Capo and welcome to Training Minutes. In this episode we're going to rescue a fire fighter that has fallen through a hole in a peaked roof while working working off his roof ladder. Although fire fighters can not get close to him and pull him out due to the [UNKNOWN] roof, so they're going to use the roof ladder as a Class Two lever. I'd pull him out of the roof you see Dominic did not fall all the way through and he's conscious so we can be able to assist in this rescue. Let's watch the guys perform the skill. >> Hey give me a hand [SOUND]. >> [INAUDIBLE] [NOISE] This time fire fighters are going to execute the rescue not using the peak as their fulcrum. 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 is gonna create his own fulcrum and move the roof ladder parallel to the ridge. >> Hey, Roy, give us a hand. [NOISE]. [background noises] Come on, man, put it on. Ready? >> Let's go... >> [unknown] >> Crawl out, crawl out, crawl out. [Unknown]. In the event that the firefighter was unconscious and needed to be lowered off the roof. Please reference season 4 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 to firefighter safety and survival and ST Petersburg College Fire Training Center. I'm Paulie Capo and thank you for watching Training Minutes. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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