In this firefighter training video, Nick Martin and company provide some tips for improving roof access for vertical ventilation. Martin discusses, among other things, removing obstacles to ladder placement, efficency in task management, and more.

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NICHOLAS MARTIN is a battalion chief with the Columbia (SC) Fire Department and a 20-plus-year veteran of the fire service. He previously served as a lieutenant with the District of Columbia Fire Department. He is a vice president of Traditions Training, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in management from the Public Safety Executive Leadership program at Johns Hopkins University.