Truck Company

THIS TIME, GET THE ROOF!

Issue 1 and Volume 150.

THIS TIME, GET THE ROOF! BY TOM BRENNAN Last month, we left you, the member of the truck company assigned to vertical ventilation, at the roof of a fire building where the fire was a floor below the top floor. Remember that ventilation tactics for a top- floor fire differ from those for a fire that is not under the roof! But that should be evident in our discussions of this topic in past issues. You were up on the roof and the bulkhead (penthouse) door was opened and the top hinge was pried off the frame to keep the door open! Make sure that the size of the door opening is handling the smoke condition and then go to the other three sides of the structure for your survey. Note a few things that should be reported to those below and to the incident command function. Are any human…

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