Vertical Ventilation in Private Dwellings
Just curious to hear opinions. Where I come from on long island, and really a lot of places around the country, it is common to send guys on the roof to vertically vent a Peaked roof private dwelling. Obviously this is a dangerous position to be in, over the fire, especially with new construction.
Now as I've been told, the FDNY is strict with peaked roof in that they do not walk up them and very rarely vertically vent them. And if they do choose to vertically vent, they do it from tower ladder. As an FDNY Lt in my department says, all you need is an engine co. with balls; you really don't need a vertical vent, you can do just fine with horizontal ventilation if needed.
My question is how, I guess, how does FDNY get away with it when so many people around the country do it. Or vice-versa, why do so many do the dangerous task if departments out there can do without it.