Ventilation: East Coast vs West Coast

The following video from the Firefighters Support Foundation is a great back to the basics training on Vertical ventilation. Abraham Madrigal does a great job explaining the difference between vertical ventilation on the East and West Coasts. He covers basic operations, saws, tool choices, and common building construction relative to different areas of the country. Take time to watch this no nonsense approach to some fire ground proven techniques. More resources like this can be found at

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