Fire Engineering Books: Bread & Butter DVD Series - Ventilation
Fire Engineering Books: Bread & Butter DVD Series: Ventilation by Joseph Alvarez, Firefighter, Maplewood (NJ) Fire Department
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and shows many of the basic skills needed for a successful fireground operation.
In the Ventilation DVD, firefighter 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 horizontal and vertical ventilation, the two primary ways to vent a fire using natural ventilation.
Alvarez talks about the various types of roof construction, the team that performs the ventilation, when to ventilate, and more.