Video length: 2 min 48 secs. Video that shows examples of backdraft and flashover.
An article about the ventilation techniques of LAFD.
28-page presentation about ventilation as a fire service tool. Requires PowerPoint viewer
99-page presentation about ventilation. It is a fire service tool. Ventilation is planned and systematic, not just cutting a hole or throwing a fan, there must be a plan. Ventilation is part of the fire attack, in conjunction with water application, not a afterthought when interior crews are experiencing poor conditions.
An article that will assist in prompting the ventilation group supervisor of what items to consider in what types of occupancies and in what steps to consider them. This will not list specific techniques for ventilation, but more the parameters for performing effective ventilation for each style of occupancy. You will have the option of deciding if natural, mechanical, vertical or hydraulic ventilation may work best in each situation.
An article about tactical ventilation. It is the venting or containment actions by on-scene firefighters, used to take control from the outset of a fire's burning regime, in an effort to gain tactical advantage during interior structural firefighting operations.
10-page presentation about the basics of ventilation. Requires PowerPoint viewer
An article about ventilation basics. There are two types of ventilation we deal with all the time at fires: horizontal and vertical. Within that subset, horizontal ventilation can be broken down further into two areas: venting for life and venting for fire. In my experience, venting for life always presents the greatest hazard.
This is an over view of Ventilation operations from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.