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Not the greatest video but shows the importance of proper positon of ladders.

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Comment by Brendan Watson on August 4, 2010 at 1:15pm
I guess they should have been paying attention to that window, even I know not to do that unless you have no other place to put the ladder.
Comment by Mohammad Salem on July 15, 2010 at 9:07am
guys everything happen in there was against the NFPA 1500, I am wondering if they are trainee ? sorry guys but I really hate when I hear a fire fighter death…
what was the point of ventilation when the fire is getting all over. If you look again the fire is already out from the other side of the window which mean the room already had a flashover beside this type of roofs does not have attic at all so the fire would reach the top in enormous speed
Comment by Kathy Williams on July 14, 2010 at 12:30pm
Hi Jayson, Thanks for the info. I didn't know that an aluminum or fibreglass ladder would fail before a wood one would. I know electricians use fibreglass ladders because they do not conduct electricity and I assumed the one in the video was either steel or aluminum. Have a safe day. Thanks again.
Comment by FEO West "Huggy Bear" McBride on July 13, 2010 at 8:37pm
Where was safety on this incident? I know I wasnt there so I cant say a whole lot, but had someone been manning the lines that eventually put the fire out, this could have been avoided. Just my opinion.

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Comment by brian white on July 12, 2010 at 11:12pm
situational awearness......priceless !
Comment by Márcio Teixeira on July 12, 2010 at 2:52pm
just an opinion ... if there were no victims inside, and the house was taken inside , why the risk? defensive strategy...the smoke is getting out, between the windows, and in the end..you made defensive attack. Stay safe
Comment by Raymund Niere on July 12, 2010 at 3:27am
the house was already fully involved, no use for the vent, and just how you protect yourself by not positioning directly on an potential vent like windows and doors, your means of egress must be as well. on this occasion, the ladder should be positioned at the right side of the house away from the window. but anyway, thank god those brothers were safe.
Comment by Jim Gatchet on July 11, 2010 at 2:26pm
A very poor placement of the ladder,near a window?wheres the Incident commander?How is watching
these FF?is my question?
Comment by Kathy Williams on July 10, 2010 at 11:06am
The firefighters seem to have great faith in the strength of the roof underneath them, since they remain there for quite a while even with raging flames below them. They were very lucky that the ladder was (presumably) not wood and did not burn through, and also that it was able to be repositioned out of the flames to get them off the roof. A lucky outcome to something that could have gone drastically wrong.
Comment by Roy Walker on July 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Very poor command in my opinion

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