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Great video -- Ever wonder what firefighters do on a roof? Check this out...

By Andrew Pollack on 11/26/2005 at 06:34 PM EST

I'll warn you though, there's a soundtrack to this video and at the end there's a bit of harsh language. So...unless this kids are up .... turn the volume up on those fancy speakers and watch these truckies (ladder truck firefighters -- also known to some as knuckle draggers, or firefighter tenders) play! What they're doing is called "cutting a vent" to let the heat and smoke out so the engine company and rescue guys can get in put it out.

http://www.jusspress.com/day.php?userid=44498&currentDate=20051119&currentTime=115056

Note: Watch very closely on the July 1st incident with the tile roof, about 3/4 of the way through the video.


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My own thoughts on this are...By Tom Nichols on 11/29/2005 at 12:23 PM EST
I looked at that part a bunch of times...I see the guy fall through...not sure
what else is there...there's a guy walking and then another guy laying down on
the other side of the apex of the roof... What am I missing?


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