Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?

Firefighters ventilate smoke and superheated gases for safety and visibility. This allows firefighters to get inside the building to find and extinguish the fire, thereby reducing property damage. This also reduces the chances of significant fire events such as back drafts or smoke explosions.

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1. Why do you send a fire truck along with an ambulance to a medical emergency?
2. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
3. Why do firefighters get upset when you drive over fire hoses?
4. Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents, often more lanes than are necessary?
5. How do I become a firefighter?
6. Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?
7. Why is it illegal to burn leaves and brush on my property?
8. What number do you call for a fire inspection?
9. How do you get a smoke detector from the McPherson Fire Department?
10. Can I plant anything around fire hydrants?
11. Can I get my blood pressure taken at the firehouse?
12. What is Carbon Monoxide and how does it harm you?
13. Does the Fire Department have a bounce house to promote fire prevention?
14. How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
15. What is the ISO rating for the McPherson Fire Department?
16. Where can I enroll in a CPR or First Aid Class?
17. How do I get a copy of my fire report?
18. How do I schedule a fire extinguisher class for my business?
19. How big do my home address numbers need to be?