Peter F. Kertzie
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  • Buffalo, NY
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Buffalo Fire Department
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Eggertsville Hose Company, East Amherst Fire Department
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To be a part of something great.

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At 2:35pm on May 8, 2009, Mike Walker said…
When you ask who did my assessment center? Do you mean the assessment I made Chief on or who does them in general? As in who sat in on it or who administers it?

I've seen the folding roof ladder at the Duo web site, but I don't know of anyone who has ever used it. I like and have used the aerial to reach the ridge. Sometimes the house is set too far off from the street to make it so that is why I've been looking for the "better mouse trap." We've used the extension ladder and it worked but was a little combursome with the fly section. We got it/get it done but always looking for a better way escpecially since this is so common now.
At 8:15pm on May 7, 2009, Mike Walker said…
Oh, some other things about these roofs. Typically an asphalt shingle, sometimes woode shake. On a 10 in 12 is the common pitch. OSB decking with 2x6 or 2 x8 rafters. Sometimes there is a bonus room under these huge roofs but many times it is just open unfinished wood. The distance up from the Ridge line to the ceiling height could be as much as 20 ft.
At 8:08pm on May 7, 2009, Mike Walker said…
Hey Chief

I read your blog on the double ended roof ladder. Great Job! I've got an issue that you may be able to help me with. Many of the houses built in my area have huge roofs. It is not uncommon to see a 30 ft. length needed from the edge of the roof to the ridge line. We've developed some methods to overcome it but I've read about folding roof ladders. When folded the ladder is 15 ft., unfolded it is 30 ft. in length. Have you seen or used such a ladder? If so, how well does it work. If you have seen an alternative solution, I'd love to hear about it.
At 4:10pm on March 4, 2009, Janelle Foskett, FireRescue said…
Welcome to FirefighterNation, Peter!!

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