Helmet Cam Video and Fireground Audio: Opening The Roof at a Dwelling Fire in San Bernardino, CA

Helmet Cam video of companies opening the roof in San Bernardino, California at a recent dwelling fire.  The video was posted by  San Bernardino County Fire Department and description is below.

“Head to the Roof with Truck Crews on a recent San Bernardino Structure Fire:
On August 1st crews battled a fire in a well involved single story home in the City of San Bernardino. ME224 is the “Attack Group” and reported heavy smoke and fire conditions inside, and requested vertical ventilation. Crews from MT224 & MT221 headed to the roof and completed vertical ventilation. Vertical ventilation drastically improves visibility inside and increases survivibility for civilians that may be inside as well. Truck crews continually train and operate on roofs to ensure both safety and efficiency when tasked with ventilation.
For original incident summary, see below”
Fire Damages San Bernardino Home
On Monday August 1st, #SBCoFD Firefighters from San Bernardino battled a fire at a single story, single family residential home. Crews were dispatched to the 1300 Block of North Garner Ave, to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of a single story home. Crews reported there were immediate exposure issues to nearby vegetation and homes. Crews performed a coordinated fire attack, using hose lines inside, and Truck Companies on the roof for vertical ventilation. To confirm no one was inside #SBCoFD firefighters completed a primary and secondary search, reporting the search to be “all clear”. The fire was knocked down in approximately 20 minutes, limiting damage to the one occupancy. No injuries to firefighters, or civilians were reported. The Fire is under investigation by Office of the Fire Marshal Investigators. Utility companies were also requested to secure and shut down utilities to the damaged home.
A total of (4) Medic Engines, (2) Medic Trucks, (1) Battalion Chief, and a Fire Investigator responded.
Date/Time: Monday, August 1st, 2016 9:09 P.M.
Location: 1300 block of North Garner, San Bernardino, CA
Incident: Residential Structure Fire
Contact: Mike McClintock, Public Information Officer, MMcClintock@Sbcfire.org

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