How to Access Roofs during Fires, by Firefighter Toolbox

How to Access Roofs during Fires, by Firefighter Toolbox

Photo courtesy of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC

We’ve posted a lot about roof ventilation here, including how to size up roofs, how to carry your saw and start it safelyhow to make safe ventilation cuts in flat roofs and peaked roofs, not to mention all the other things you can do on a roof. None of that’s going to do you any good, though, if you can’t get up to the roof.

This Firefighter Toolbox article – the first of a three-part series by Lt. John Hayowyk, Jr. of the Passaic, NJ Fire Department – tells you how to use upwind adjacent buildings to access the roofs of Type 3 or “ordinary” construction buildings. We’ll be following this series as Hayowyk covers roof access via ladders and fire escapes.

Tip o’ the hat to Christine Sarracino.

Firefighter Toolbox, “3 Ways To Access The Roof Quickly – Part 1

3 thoughts on “How to Access Roofs during Fires, by Firefighter Toolbox

  1. Pingback: How to Use Ladders to Access Roofs Safely, by Firefighter Toolbox | Desert Diamond Industries Blog

  2. Pingback: How to Use Fire Escapes to Access Roofs Safely, by Firefighter Toolbox | Desert Diamond Industries Blog

  3. Pingback: How Different Types of Construction Affect Roof Ventilation, by Firefighter Nation | Desert Diamond Industries Blog

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s