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  1. MORE "WHADDA YA MEAN BY THAT!!"

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Jul 1998

    MORE "WHADDA YA MEAN BY THAT!!" BY TOM BRENNAN Hey, just what do you guys mean by OVM and VES? Outside vent man (OVM) was the term given to the old tillerman when we lost tiller seats with the one-piece truck companies. The tillerman

  2. Fire Service Leadership: Company Rhythm: A True Band of Brothers

    Online Articles

    Thu, 7 Mar 2013

    fireground, then, is like a show or performance. Whether you're the "lineman" on the engine company , the outside vent - man on the truck company , or the rescue company chauffeur, you have a job to do, a part to play in the song. In a

  1. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    Horizontal ventilation, based on the speed and the location of the fire. -Hydraulic? -Positive pressure? - Outside vent man ? Vertical ventilation-fire is in topmost floor, attic, or cockloft. -Can we vertically vent from this roof

  2. Redefining the Engine Company

    Online Articles

    Thu, 28 Jun 2012

    vent hole must be close to the seat of the fire, not behind the hose team. The engineer can take the role of the outside vent man and complete the evolution of coordinated attack and ventilation. The " quick hit. " In recent weeks, the topic

  3. SEARCH

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 May 2004

    partner, would begin venting. The fifth member, the outside vent man (OVM) would begin outside vent duties, which could ..... the outside team, consisting of the chauffeur, outside vent man , and roof man, would ladder the building from the

  4. Heavy Security

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Dec 2006

    example) that will allow us quick access to the interior of the building. We train on their uses. In most cases, the outside vent man radios the presence of high-security features encountered to command. A decision on whether to remove them is

  5. Truck Company Functions

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Mar 2008

    forcible entry and search and rescue. Driver operator and his jumpseat firefighter ventilation. The fifth firefighter outside vent man and the tasks associated with that role. Truck operations are an absolute necessity for a successful fire attack again, whether

  6. The Orientation Pause

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 May 2009

    also hear the building reacting to the fire with falling ceilings, weakened floors creaking, or the sound of the outside vent man (OVM) breaking glass. Based on the OVM’s position, you can help determine your position relative to the fire. If

  7. Break the Failure Chain with Competent Leaders

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Oct 2007

    story apartment building with a peaked roof. The search team went in; the hoseline followed to the front door. The outside vent man saw the stretched line and took the window. The roof team was delayed getting to the roof, because it had to go

  8. Engine Company Assignments

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Oct 2008

    pump operator, officer, and nozzleman. With more firefighters responding, a backup man, a hydrant man, an outside vent man , and a driver’s assistant may be added. The last three positions mentioned would usually comprise the second