Flourtown Fire Company recently held some training on roof cuts that are used to ventilate fires. The use of chainsaws, axes and a halligan bars on a roof requires special techniques to remain safe. Ladder placement is key as well as “reading and sounding the roof” to make sure it’s safe to put weight on what could be a potentially fire or water damaged structure. Captain Thornton (white helmet) is send instructing firefighters on proper procedures to remove portions of the roof to allow smoke and heat to exit the structure. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
On April 22, FF Zappacosta, Captain Huber and Chief Signora from Prospect Park Fire Company (Station 8) conducted a Forcible Entry class at Flourtown Fire Company. The Prospect and Flourtown crews worked from 1900 till 2200 on conventional forcible entry techniques, for both inward and outward swinging doors and special heavy duty security doors. It was a great night of training and we thank Prospect Park for sharing their expertise with us.
Special thanks go out to Flourtown Captain Chris Manning for facilitating this great opportunity and nights training! Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.