Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
Firefighters ventilate smoke, superheated, poisonous, or explosive 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 chance of a possible dangerous explosion.

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1. Why does a fire truck come when you call for an ambulance?
2. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?
3. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
4. What are the Fire Department Hours?
5. Can I get my blood pressure checked?
6. Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents?
7. Why am I not supposed to drive over a firehose?
8. Why do I need to keep weeds and bushes away from fire hydrants on my property?
9. How do I schedule a Fire Drill?
10. What if I smell Gas in my home?
11. Why do firefighters work 24-hour shifts?
12. Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
13. What other responsibilities do firefighters have other than fighting fires?
14. What should I do when I see or hear an emergency vehicle coming towards me when I'm driving?
15. My smoke detector is chirping, what does that mean?
16. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
17. Does the Fire Department fill fire extinguishers?
18. Can I have recreational fire in my backyard?
19. How much do I have to pay if a Fire Truck responds to a fire at my property?