Hi people, my name is Brad and im a firefighter in the UK. just found this forum as I was looking for answers to a few questions ive had on my UK fire forum. I notice you guys use power saws and axes to ventelate the roof.... in the UK we dont have these saws and we dont ventelate the roof, we just take out the windows. is roof ventelation really that effective? cheers chaps,
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05-21-2009, 05:07 PM #1
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05-30-2009, 11:49 AM #2
In my experience, roof ventilation is very effective. Because the heat and smoke naturally go up, you can clear a house in a fraction of the time it takes horizontal ventilation to do the job. Now that's a comparison of natural ventilation, not forced air. Once you add a fan into the equation, that changes things. Opening the roof is not done at every fire; building construction, fire conditions, roof hazards and weather, all come into play when making that decision.
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