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Ventilation Profile a Vital Component of Size-Up

Thursday, April 27
Ventilation profile encompasses wind-impacted fires, survivability profile, flow path, bidirectional and unidirectional flow, neutral plane, and air track. Responding members must recognize the ventilation profile in their size-up so that the most appropriate attack strategy can be implemented. Members must understand that the ventilation profile will be impacted by operations, and changes in the ventilation profile must be communicated and tactics adjusted to address changing conditions.
George Healy, Deputy Chief - Fire Department of New York