by Joseph Alvarez, Firefighter, Maplewood (NJ) Fire Department
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and illustrates many of the basic skills critical to successful fireground operations.
In the Ventilation DVD, firefighter Joe Alvarez looks at the basic characteristics of smoke and heat, and shows how to use those characteristics to properly vent a fire.
He looks at both horizontal and vertical ventilation, the two primary ways to vent a fire using natural ventilation.
Alvarez discusses the various types of roofs, the team that performs the ventilation, when to ventilate, and more.