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Cutting a Flat Roof

Tue, 6 Dec 2011|

FDNY Firefighter Tom Cosgrove reviews cutting a flat roof during a fire operation.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hi, I'm Erich Roden. >> And I'm Raymond McCormack. And we're the Publishers and Editors Urban Firefighter Magazine. >> We'd like to welcome you to this segment of Fire Engineering Training Minutes filmed at FDIC 2011 Hands On Training Program. >> These training minutes are based on the Urban Essentials. Class, the largest H.O.T. class at FDIC. Come visit us at urbanfirefighter.com. [MUSIC] Hello, welcome to Training Minutes. I'm Tom Cosgrove of the New York City Fire Department. What we're gonna go over today is cutting a flat roof during a fire operation. We're gonna cut four cuts in a box area and staying away from stepping inside of our cuts. This way, we're all not in danger in any way. After we make all four cuts, we're gonna make our knock out cut, which is a quick slash that helps us to get the hooks in there to start pulling it. We're gonna make this cut, a 3 by 3 cut. We can always expand it later if we need to make it bigger. The reason we make it three by three is because with the way they fasten the roofs these days when using plywood instead of the old way when they used one by fours and nails, it's a lot harder to pull it and so a smaller area makes it easier. Now we're gonna watch me make this cut. [NOISE] [Sound] [NOISE] What we just saw was cutting a roof on a flat roof operation. Remember, when cutting never step inside of your cuts. Always be careful where your footwork is. I'm Tom Cosgrove. Thank you for watching Training Minutes.

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