Posted by hdf561 on May 27, 2011
In the below video you see a couple of firefighters vent a window, and jump (fall) out of a window. The occupancy looks to be a Tri Level as there are windows above and below the midlevel window.
A lot of people ignore laddering these windows because they are so low to the ground, however even on single story structures every attempt should be made to make emergency egress easier.
If you vent the window, try taking a roof ladder unfolding the hooks, and hooking them to the window sill. This will prevent the ladder from kicking out at an extreme angle and allow for a smoother exterior transition for an exiting firefighter, and provide a ramp in the case a down firefighter must be removed through this window.
What kind of things are you doing in your department to make it easier for the brothers to escape? Share your thoughts in the comments section, via email, or drop a line on twitter www.twitter.com/averagejakeff
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!
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