Use the peak of the roof
By Mark van der Feyst
Starting the saw is the hardest part when vertical ventilation is required. Even though we start the saw on the ground, we cannot carry it up the ladder with it running. Instead, we want to start the saw on the roof. Using the peak of the roof can help with this. A technique developed by the Milwaukee Fire Department has the power saw rest on the peak of the roof with the firefighter holding it place pulls on the pull chord. This is a great technique for starting a saw.