Entry and Ventilation

COURSE: FIREFIGHTER PRE-BASIC SESSION REFERENCE: 7 TOPIC: ENTRY AND VENTILATION TIME REQUIRED: THREE HOURS MATERIALS: ACQUIRED STRUCTURE OR FORCIBLE ENTRY PROPS, VARIOUS HAND AND POWER TOOLS REFERENCES: ESSENTIALS OF FIRE...


      a. Can be used to start venting immediately after fire has been knocked down

      b. To be most effective, stream should be positioned so fog pattern covers most of window

          opening

      c. Hold nozzle few feet inside window

      d. Observe smoke movement to determine proper position of nozzle

      e. Fog streams should not be used for venting if they damage

          1) Items removed for protection

          2) Outside of fire building or enter adjourning buildings

          3) Inside of room from which directed

     f. They should not cause ice to form outside

     g. Should be short term

REVIEW:

Entry and Ventilation

   * Introduction to Entry

   * Entry Through Doors and Windows

   * Introduction to Ventilation

   * Ventilation Techniques