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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Burning Issues--Fighting Complacency

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Dec 2002

    prepares to hook up. That's the engine company. Now they are ready for whatever happens. In the truck company, our outside vent man gets off the rig and walks around the building, reporting to his officer anything he sees. This is done for every

  5. RESCUE AND SQUAD COMPANY OPERATIONS

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Sep 2005

    incipient fires, and searches adjacent areas of the fire floor. The outside team includes the chauffeur, roof, and outside vent man and is responsible for obvious rescue from ground ladders, throwing ground ladders to every side, vertical ventilation

  6. 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

  7. GETTING TO THE REAR OF THE BUILDING AT STRUCTURE FIRES

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Nov 2003

    companies have standing orders or procedures to ensure that a member assigned to a certain riding position (such as an outside vent man ) or an entire company (such as the second- or third-due engine) report to the rear or at least do reconnaissance

  8. INCIDENT ASSIGNMENTS

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Aug 2004

    is the rapid intervention team (RIT). The truck has search (for the fire and for victims), ventilation, and outside vent man (OVM) responsibilities. The first-due ambulance supports the suppression efforts where needed. The battalion chief