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    I wanted to share this series of photos of opening a peaked roof on a 2 story single family dwelling. The conditions on the 2nd floor had deteriorated to zero visibility and hig heat with the extention in the walls and to the attic from the 1st floor bedroom (Area of origin). The truck got to the roof and made all the differene in the world on the 2nd floor and in the attic by getting the roof opened. Just wanted to pass them along.
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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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    That did the job. Nice placement too.
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    You just showed there's more to firefighting than squirting water. It's a combined effort of engine and ladder company operations that get the job done. What was used to open the roof? Chain saw, rotory K-12 type, or an old fashoned axe.
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    The 1st due Truck Co. used an Echo chainsaw to open the roof and a 6' hook to push down. I was the Officer of the 2nd due Engine Co. and we were on the 2nd floor and in the attic. When they got the roof, it was like a light switch. It allowed us to get it knocked and save the house without burning the roof off and/or the whole 2nd floor. This is standard practice for us, but we finally got pictures this time from a member of the ALS Squad there on the standby. There are actually 18 or so in chronilogical order.
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    Thanks..Again good job.

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    Great pics, it sucked that smoke right away from the window. It's great when coordinated attack works like that.
    I'm sure you must have run into the false roof. When you cut the vent and nothing comes out. Then you look down the vent and see another roof, with shingles or steel roofing on it, just far enough in that you can't get to it. Farmers were famous for adding on, and changing roof angles. We call it the New England special. The last few vent jobs I've been on have been like this.

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    Rossco,around here they call that construction a "new housing start".I've got a big ol' parking lot on the outskirts of town because of similar construction.Delayed alarm,double roofed,heavy fire and a hot day with a STIFF BREEZE and high humidity.A great "training" day with the total loss of the structure.We used close to a mile of 4" on that one.A week later the remains were gone. T.C.

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