What are your thoughts on ventilation, both at work and at my vol. station we use positive pressure. we either take out the windows or open the gable ends or vents but in the last 10 years I haven't seen a roof cut, but maybee 3 times out of a couple hundred fires. And no negative pressure fans at all.
"It depends on the situation and what is being removed/ ventilated!
positive pressure ventilation needs an adequate escape route for smoke or some light gasses,
but a heave gas or mist of tear gas needs the use of positive pressure and exhaust…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
FORMER CAPTAIN ROSCOE FD SULLIVAN COUNTY NY
FORMER CAPTAIN ROSCOE AMBULANCE
also work p/t for Cherokee Creek FD in Gaffney SC as well
FF1, FF2, OFFICER1, INSTRUCT 1, HAZMAT TECH, ROPE RESCUE INSTRUCT, AUTO EXTRICATION INSTRUCT, FLAM/ PRESSURE GAS INSTRUCT, TYPE 3 NIMS IC TEAM MEMBER, IS 100,200,300,400,700,800, FIRST RESPONDER, TRENCH RESCUE, RIT, COBRA TECH, CLEVLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE "FEMA STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE TECHNICIAN", HAZMAT EVIDENCE COLLECTION, COMMAND AND CONTROL AT TARGET HAZARDS, RESCUEING THE RESCUER, ARSON, EVDT, PUMPS 1 AND 2, TRUCK CO OPS, AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON!
Started as a volly in upstate NY with Rockland FD then went to the Roscoe FD where I made it to Captain before moving, was the Captain of the Roscoe / Rockland Ambulance and worked full time for Hudson Valley Ambulance in Sullivan County NY, till finally moving to SC in 1998 and went to work for Spartanburg County as a Detention Officer for 11 months till going to work for the City of Gaffney where I am currently the most senior LT of all 3 shifts. Ialso work p/t for Cherokee Creek FD as a FF/DE. I also Volunteer for the Corinth FD where I have served all the way up to Chief and now currently a Board member, and also work for South Carolina Fire Academy as a adjunct Instructor.
whats up bro,i seen your website for corinth,nice equipment.stay safe,and what ever went on with the ufo that hit the trees back in 2003,im a ufo buff,i read on several webpages about it,after it happened,was there anymore follow up,or do you know
Whats Up? Just keeping in touch with ya. Been a while since I heard from ya. Any way, we have been burning the crap out of some stuff over here at SFD. We have averaged a burn every other shift since Christmas day. I melted my tets on my helmet on Christmas day during a pretty good burn in a two story residential. It wqs so bad on that one, that it blew glass out the front door for about 30 feet and knocked one of our ladder crews helmets off in the stairway going up stairs. It was a mixture of a back draft and roll over, but I can't define it exactly. It was a good fire though.
Its been a lot of fun but very busy. Two shifts ago we ran a residential in the morning followed by 13 alarm activations. That was crazy. Just think about running that many calls and no medicals! Engine 1 crew in the city is bad to the bone! LOL! All right, keep in touch and stay safe.