Quote Originally Posted by lonestarlibrarian View Post
However, I'd be really cautious about trying to "help someone off a roof" who isn't at full capacity (or who is at zero capacity), unless I was trained, like a fireman. A lot would depend on whether it was a flat roof or a pitched roof, and whether there were other people nearby who could help send things like towels/drinks/whatever up the ladder, and who could help the person stay still until they were able to safely wrangle a ladder.
Been there, done that. It's not fun. One story house and it probably wouldn't be too bad. We had a two story house with no access to a ladder truck. Ended up strapping him in a stokes basket, running a rope over the roof to the other side, and slowly lowered him down a ladder. Took about ten of us and a lot of patience.

There's not a lot you can do on a pitched roof as far as first aid. A flat roof is a bit better. On a pitched roof, unless he's attached, he's likely to go right over the side.

Unless you know what you're doing, helping someone down a ladder is not something you want to do. There is a technique involved, and usually you'll need a couple of people.

Jim Clark-Dawe