We’ve posted a lot about roof ventilation here, including how to size up roofs, how to carry your saw and start it safely, how 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“