If there was ever a poster child for a VERTICLE vent,that's it! Don't know why roof venting has become somewhat of a lost art lately.Particularly with so many Platforms being purchased.Get your crews in place,THEN vent. T.C.
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Thread: Aggressive ventilation
09-23-2009, 10:13 AM #41
09-24-2009, 12:00 PM #42
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09-24-2009, 09:53 PM #43
First, Horizontal ventilation is most effective in fires that are in the incipient stage.. After more of the room and contents become involved, The fire will release more heat/ hazardous by-products than you can release on a 'natural' lateral plane..
Secondly, There's more than meet's the eye apparently when it comes to that "Spectacular looking fire".. I'll bet the temp in that room went up over 1500 degrees when it ignited.. And what blew out the windows, Probably blew down the hallways as well.
Don't get me wrong, There's a time for Horizontal ventilation... But Not Here... With the benefit of gravity, and the releasing of the super heated gas's at the "Highest" point. Vertical Ventilation is much more effective,
With alot less side effects.
Finally, The M word........ ma ma MANPOWER.... I don't have to wait long, Neither does HFD (mostly), So it would logically make more sense to put some dudes on the roof.. It's just automatic..
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