Why do you cut holes in the roof at a fire?
Ventilation holes are sometimes cut to release the hot gases from inside the structure. A build-up of fire gases is dangerous to fire fighters because it can suddenly burst into flames in an event known as a flashover. Flashovers kill fire fighters every year and the best way to avoid it is to cut the ventilation holes.

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1. Why do so many fire trucks show up on the scene of a fire?
2. Why do you turn off the electricity at the house when fighting a fire?
3. Why do you cut holes in the roof at a fire?
4. Why does a Fire Truck show up when you call for an ambulance?
5. How do you schedule a fire station tour?
6. What type of fire extinguisher should I have in my house?
7. How do I get my home inspected for fire safety?
8. What is your average response time?
9. When will the burn ban be lifted?
10. Do you have any volunteers on the department?