Fire departments from around the country will find value in this month’s featured video inside Community Resources. “Tile Roof Operations,” a six-minute video produced by the City of Surprise Fire Department in Arizona, demonstrates tactical approach considerations and vertical ventilation techniques when tackling residential fires.
Captain Randy Fressetto, Ladder Co. 305, cites the increasing amount of synthetic materials used in homes and the subsequently high BTUs resulting in a need for roof operations. Because of this, rooftop ventilation should be a key tactical consideration early on during a fire incident, the video says.
Following an overview of commonly used roof tiles and smoke analysis, the video then features a complete evolution of a tile roof operation. With more than 1,000 views and a perfect five-star rating, “Tile Roof Operations” is currently in use by 25 organizations utilizing TargetSolutions.
Here are some comments about the valuable training video:
“Great training video. A great learning tool and info given in 6 minutes.”
George Gardiner, City of Charleston Fire Department
“Great job. Good information and great training.”
Sean Yohe, Goodyear Fire Department
“Great training video for tile roofs.”
John Leonard, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
To view this video, please search for “Tile Roof Operations” under the Community Resources tab inside TargetSolutions' online training management system. And if you have any questions, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.