Back To Basics: Effective Ventilation

TOPIC: BACK TO BASICS: EFFECTIVE VENTILATION TIME REQUIRED: THREE HOURS MATERIALS: ACQUIRED STRUCTURE OR VENTILATION PROPS, VARIOUS HAND AND POWER TOOLS, VENTILATION EQUIPMENT , SMOKE GENERATION EQUIPMENT REFERENCES: ESSENTIALS OF FIRE...


C. Demonstrate the proper procedure for placing fans and blowers for positive and negative pressure ventilation in a door or window

D. Demonstrate the proper procedure for placing a hoseline for hydraulic ventilation at a window

IV. VERTICAL VENTILATION PRACTICAL (1-4)

NOTE: Review the skills and techniques covered in the Fire Fighter I program. This section should be an opportunity to practice previously learned skills rather than a session where new skills are learned.

A. Full protective clothing including eye protection is required for this section.

B. It may be appropriate to review the handling, use, and operation of the tools to be used prior to any student demonstrations.

C. Demonstrate the proper use of various hand and power tools to force entry through various roof materials for ventilation.

REVIEW:

Ventilation techniques and skills are something that should be practiced on a regular basis so that the firefighters will be able to perform them quickly when needed. This is especially true when it comes to the operation of power tools and the use of hand tools. The training should also be as realistic as possible since working on a slopped roof presents challenges that are not present when cutting wood pallets or similar material at ground level.

Effective Ventilation

* Ventilation theory

* Ventilation techniques in various structures

* Horizontal ventilation practical

* Vertical ventilation practical