Roof Operations – Gear Up, Go Prepared, Cut a Hole You Can Manage

Maryland Firefighters went to work on a house fire in Hebron on March 16, 2008. The above video highlights some things to consider when going up on the roof:

Choose the right tools for the type of roofs you are going to open.

Check for the safety of the roof – Tap out or Sound out to locate rafters or trusses with tool

Walk lightly on the roof – try to spread weight out as much as possible

Be sure to take a tool for pulling coverings and debris away from the opening.

Always have backup!

Communicate to team below to coordinate venting efforts.
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