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Added: Aug-2-2012 
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  • Interesting.
    Why do they do this ? I would have thought the fresh air that this draws in would cause worse damage.

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  • The reason they are opening up the roof is to assist the crews inside battling the fire.

    This new hole now allows all of the smoke, and super-heated gasses to escape out into the air. It makes conditions inside better for the firefighters.

    At this point in time the fire is being fought as an "interior attack" and that is the reason they are not putting water in from the outside onto the roof. If they were putting water in from the outside it would push the fire, smoke and hot gasses More..

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  • Fuck that for a joke, pay these guys more, stat.!!!

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  • Holy tits these guys are badass! Climbing atop burning buildings wielding chainsaws and shit. Cuttin holes into the roof right beneath their feet, exposing a raging inferno that would bring an agonizing death with one misstep. Just another day on the job for these guys. BAMF

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    • @Procopol Releases heat, smoke and pressure below roof, enables pumper engine crews to work in less dangerous and less likely to flash over environment.

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    • @Procopol Let them do their job and you do yours. They are brave people that make huge sacrifices to save others.

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  • I guess they know what they're doing, but my gut feel is wtf! If that roof caves in they land in an inferno. F**k that!

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    • @Combo That's actually a real danger of what they're doing here, so heroes is right.

      Helmet cams should obviously not be mounted that high up, though. If camera-wearing fireman would really look at where the cam is pointed, he'd have to be a blind psychic.

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    • @Combo The first firefighter is tapping the roof to listen to the sound of the roof, weak roof will make a different sound than solid ones. Roof collapse is a constant risk.

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  • Firefighters are without a doubt real fucking heroes!

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  • And water will be applied when?

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  • that house is toast

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  • Hey! Rooftop BBQ! :)

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  • wow respect for what they are doing. I didn't know it was that intense.

    But, what the heck are they doing? Never mind i found an answer, look at the first page.
    @ Mad Cookie reply

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  • You're in a burning house, just about to succumb to smoke inhalation. You hear the sirens approach, you hear all the screaming outside. Then a chainsaw roars and rips open the roof above you, and two masked men pop their heads inside....

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    • @MikeNovember
      Then you feel a warm sloppy sensation inside your pants...lol

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    • @MikeNovember

      We don't stick our heads through those holes. Nothing good ever comes out of those things. There is actually a company of firefighters doing a search while venting is taking place. The venting HOPEFULLY makes it easier to search for victims. Venting releases the heat and smoke that is filling the building.

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  • Thats some brave lads there...Great job.

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  • I've seen similar things to this before. Using large fans at, say the back door to pull smoke and heat away from the front door while the fire fighters go in. They can see better, less combustible gases from smoke and done properly can minimize damage done during the extinguishing. I have seen this dome so well, a single story dwelling on fire was brought under control using a fine water mist within 30 seconds, then some damping down after in the hot spots. I have also seen it go badly wrong - d More..

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    • @scotty365

      Actually one of the best ways, is the opposite, positive pressure ventilation.

      You put a big fan at the entrance, and make a small hole (either a window at the rear, or a vent on the roof, and it clears the structure in seconds of smoke. Bad part, it feed the fire, but you can run to it because you can see where the hell you are going. With out that, you are usually crawling in pitch black smoke, and it takes a long time to get to the location of the fire.

      Things may have change More..

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  • So dangerous. Total respect for these guys.

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    • @jim5928 truck crews don't put water on the fire, they are venting heat and smoke to make the fire go vertical through hole in roof rather than horizontal through structure. (heat goes up)

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    • @jim5928

      Attacking a fire with a hose line is done at the same time the ladder crew is venting. You never really want to do one without the other. You can't see the guys below putting water on it, but if you watch the video more closely after they cut the hole, you'll see the thick smoke start pouring out. That's from the water hitting the fire.

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    • @shallwedance Water is applied b what is called the engine crews, they are below these guys cutting the roof. The ones cutting the roof are called truck crews. Their job is to vent (what they are doing in the vid) ladder, search for victims, and force open any locked doors. They do throw water if the fire is burning through the roof with their aerial ladder trucks.

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  • Very vote worthy
    Cool vid

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  • Should we count the safety violations per NFPA?

    Good job and all, but those lower air pack straps need to be buckled and secure, no roof ladder, didn't see a secondary egress, ground ladder wasn't placed properly ( in more ways than one ), roof shepherds are not needed, once fire is blowing out of your hole, get off the roof.

    Good job venting for your brothers inside though.

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  • What does venting the fire do apart from insuring the house burns even more?

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  • Everyone is saying how dangerous and shitty stupid it was standing on that roof..

    Is the housing market that bad people will assume house are made out of cheep dry wood? Thing good of gone easily another 6 mins lol again trolla la aside, They need to be paid more for the badass superheroy, Get them their own kickass space station justice league thing going..

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  • I aint no firefighter but that seems like a lot of work and extra damage for no real reason?

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    • @dirtygrey It might be to give smoke an exit so there's not a backdraft or flashover inside where the other firefighters are working... I really have no idea.

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  • Looks like air is required to put the fire out...LOL
    Can a firefighter explain the procedure?

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  • intense.

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