David Rickert and company demonstrate in real time using the Milwaukee Method for ventilating peaked-roof structures.
David Rickert of the Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department discusses considerations when employing the Milwaukee Method for making cuts in steeply peaked roofs.
When we respond for a report of an odor of smoke in a building at a commercial occupancy, a crew is almost always ordered to the roof. Why?
A Gordonville (PA) firefighter was injured after falling 20 feet from a roof during a fire on Saturday, according to reports.
Gary Bowker addresses three of the most important “reads” of which a fire officer must be aware to successfully extinguish a rood fire.
The ability to reach the seat of the fire quickly with an aggressive fire attack and then conduct efficient search operations simultaneously undoubtedly saves lives at many residential fires, writes David DeStefano.
In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing viable working space when dealing with "steep, slippery, or sketchy" roof areas.
Since the beginning of the fire service, collapses have been a particular concern for responders. Building structures, regardless of the materials used in their construction and design, are susceptible to collapse for a variety of reasons. Hurricanes and tornadoes have a devastating effect on structures. The impact from fires and explosions certainly can add to any building`s instability. Building failure is usually the most destructive effect of earthquakes. Failures of building components suc