Vertical Ventilation: Pitched Roof

Course overview

Removing heat and smoke through vertical ventilation is an effective fireground tactic when safely and properly executed by well-trained crews. Understanding why, when, and how to open roofs for ventilation, combined with hands-on training and practice, will lead to greater confidence, efficiency, and safety on the fireground.

This program is intended to strengthen the firefighter’s understanding of roof construction and procedures for vertically ventilating a pitched roof.

Featuring: Captain Scott A. Gray Ladder Co. 13 Seattle Fire Department