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  1. Ventilation : East Coast vs. West Coast


    Tue, 4 Nov 2014

    Today we're going to be talking about ventilation . East Coast versus West Coast and tricks ..... when ventilating? Is there a need for ventilation ? What building type do we have? What ..... these props here that you see, these ventilation props, can be created very easily and

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    Today we're going to be talking about ventilation . East Coast versus West Coast and tricks of the trade. First off why do we ventilate? We ventilate to alleviate heated air and gasses from the structure to help with our fire suppression and rescue operations. Now what are our considerations when ventilating? Is there a need for ventilation ? What building type do we have? What type of construction? What's our roof type in construction? What's our fire load and do we have the resources and equipment to accomplish the job? So I know a lot of you are from the volunteer ranks and you may not have a training facility as nice as this, to train on. But these props here that you see, these ventilation props, can be created very easily and very cheaply. You can contact your local vocational schools, you can contact your prison work crews. You can also request donations from your lumber yard. Just remember, efficiency is a direct product of training. And training's what's going to save your life. Predominantly, it's always been a difference between east coast and west coast operations on when it comes to ventilation . East coast likes to take rotary saw for their ventilation techniques, and then west coast likes to take chain saws to the roof for ventilation techniques. It's not due to one or the other being more manly or due to ego, but generally because of different types of construction. When it comes to residential ventilation , both coasts tend to do type of [UNKNOWN] operation. Although east coast will take the rotary saw and east, west coast will
    that have those vacant spaces so you might have to lower your ventilation holes. Now going back on the on center, in our different roof constructions, with that it. For the east coast operation, it's gonna take five cuts versus on the west coast operation, its gonna take four cuts. And that's to get to our minimum spacing of four foot, four,uh,four-by-four hole to alleviate heat, air and gasses. Now, generally, a four-by-four hole is not, is adequate, but how big do we make our hole? Large enough to get adequate ventilation through and what tells us that? The crews inside. Now when it comes to commercial ventilation east coast generally has a little tougher time with it. They have not tougher as in their skill level just in their
    in the day when the wood was plentiful. For west coast commercial ventilation , we typically do some type of loover and loo system. There's also some other techniques out there, like di, such as dicing
  2. All-Terrain VENTRY Electric Ventilation Fans


    Fri, 13 Jan 2012

    Weigh less than 75 pounds and fit in 24h x 24w x 22d compartments. • High air output makes electric VENTRY Fans appropriate for aggressive, coordinated PPA (attack) and PPV, not just passive ventilation or mop-up.

  1. VX Series –Large Structure Ventilation


    Sat, 23 Mar 2013

    the most maneuverable, most versatile and most affordable trailer-mounted fans on the market. They are Large Structure Ventilation (LSV) fans, designed to clear smoke and other pollutants out of even the biggest of buildings, parking structures, and

  2. Fire Dynamics: The Great Vertical Ventilation Debate Rekindled: Lightweight Construction and Vertical Ventilation

    Online Articles

    Wed, 16 Sep 2015

    like our beloved tactic of vertical ventilation . It’s a tool that we’ve kept in our ..... scientific understanding of what vertical ventilation does, and what possible consequences ..... firefighter injuries resulting from vertical ventilation operations, many firefighters across the nation

  3. Fans, Ventilation , Generators, PPV


    Mon, 12 Sep 2011

    The increased air velocity, higher air volume, and higher air pressure provided by a gasoline blower result in faster ventilation . The Tempest Belt-Drive is the industry original and still the best! Electric Blowers: Tempest offers the most complete

  4. Fire Dynamics: Throw Back to Basics: The Three Cs of Ventilation

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Aug 2015

    By Brian Zaitz Ventilation is a task that must be performed on nearly every fire ..... coordinated, communicated, and correct--the three Cs of ventilation . Coordinated ventilation is key; the vent crew must coordinate their ventilation

  5. Coordinated ventilation has a role

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation ?" by Sean Gray (Fire Engineering ..... coordinated with and just after ventilation and without further study that ..... the use of positive-pressure ventilation (PPV)/positive-pressure

  6. Firefighter Training Drill: Fast and Effective Use of Horizontal Ventilation

    Online Articles

    Fri, 11 Sep 2015

    Chris Ford Discuss the pros and cons of horizontal ventilation with your company. Discuss when, where, and how ..... tactic and how to use it in coordination with vertical ventilation . Download this drill as a PDF HERE Chris Ford is a

  7. Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation ?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    department. The basics were covered: ventilation , ground ladders, search, and forcible ..... truck company operations, especially ventilation , was troubling to me and others, hence ..... in danger. This is the reason roof ventilation has not been a popular choice within

  8. The Fire Attack-Ventilation Connection: Street Considerations


    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    suppression and its brother in support, ventilation activities. (1) Smoke and heat are ..... fires, especially the coordination of ventilation with fire attack (photos 1, 2 ..... are more sealed and the fire becomes ventilation -limited, fire often reaches the decay