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Video: Woman berates firefighters for being "slow as hell"

A woman can be heard in the video complaining about how crews are responding to a house fire

By FireRescue1 Staff

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Video shows firefighters battling a house blaze, while a woman is heard the entire time complaining crews are moving too slow.

Throughout the first half of the video, the woman, a neighbor repeatedly tells other bystanders that the firefighters are "too slow. They're too slow. …These guys right here don't even have their gear on. They're slow."

About half way through the video, the woman changes her tune when she realizes the flames are extinguished and says "That was quick. It's gone already."

According to neighbors heard in the video, no one was home during the fire.

Fire service blogger Rhett Fleitz found the video.

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Anisha Manchatta Anisha Manchatta Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:22:07 AM everybody is an expert on things they know nothing about.
Octavio Quinones Octavio Quinones Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:22:08 AM Gotta love ignorant bystanders..
Gary Buck Jr Gary Buck Jr Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:32:44 AM It's a good thing she has comments disabled for this video.
Micheal Kelly Micheal Kelly Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:36:18 AM If we don't have enough to worry about already! Wonder what she thinks about FF being shot at?
Brandon Phillips Brandon Phillips Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:36:19 AM She most b an expert with 20 or more years on the job. They should invite these experts to a live fire exercise so they can show us all how its done. Ofcourse with some supervision incase there ability is a little rusty.
Sandy Anders Sandy Anders Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:36:23 AM At least they are actually doing something instead of standing way the heck back and complaining about other people! Got to LOVE people who think they know what they are talking about when they CLEARLY don't know their butts from a hole in the ground!
Freddie Hatcher Freddie Hatcher Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:03:15 PM I wish the LDH would have busted and soaked her ass.......
Jim Carley Jim Carley Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:07:12 PM This bitch needs to punch in the head! Instead of standing there gawking and complaining her ass should have been at home INSIDE minding her own business. Plus firefighters are taught to control adrenaline and not rush into a blaze. Wished it had been this womans home and it burnt to the ground people like her piss me off. Also it seems to ne she didn't know the neighbors for crap and she lived by them!
Joseph Andrew Luera Joseph Andrew Luera Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:31:43 PM Fight it yourself then Ladies..... Good Lord...
AshleyNyas Randou AshleyNyas Randou Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:55:42 PM "They're too slow they're too slow" to "oh that was quick" wow some people
Gerry Gay Gerry Gay Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:18:24 PM another ignorant tax payer who has no idea what we do or what we see every day.......................
Morgan Frost Morgan Frost Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:41:49 PM Everybody's a critic.
Dosha Smith Dosha Smith Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:55:56 PM Stupid people re everywhere...
Gordon Littlefield Gordon Littlefield Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:00:22 PM Someone ought to light her ass on fire and see her put it out! (Only being sarcastic....I know we can't really light her ass up, just say'n!)
Michael Holmes Michael Holmes Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:17:17 PM Ok so they were taping the side of the fire that had exposure protection not initial attack, LMAO duh.
Chris James Chris James Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:44:53 PM that's the problem right there stupid bystanders they should be banned from all fire scenes and if they come up there they should get thrown in jail.
Michael Tallman Michael Tallman Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:44:14 PM Jim, exactly what I was about to say. And let me guess, more than likely this is either a vol or combo dept, so if she wants things to go faster, then SHE should join and get a better respect for what goes on.
Michael Mouton Michael Mouton Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:46:15 PM Like to see her put some gear on and join in the fight. If you don't know what is happening then just shut up!
Rodney Bean Tabor Rodney Bean Tabor Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:09:24 PM All I can say, ignorant people! Let them come walk in our shoes for one day! I'm a vol. fireman and love what I do! Be safe all fire fighters! God Bless!
Jerome Price Jerome Price Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:20:35 PM Being a vol FF we hear this kind of crap all the time! We all just have to consider the source and ignor the stupidity!
Susz Blake Susz Blake Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:49:47 PM I'm proud to say that I have friends that are great Fire Fighters. You guys care about people and go way beyond your duties. Love you all.
Chuck Speicher Chuck Speicher Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:35:50 PM The woman is probably a member of Westboro Baptist Church who say bad things about good people.
Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Friday, December 28, 2012 5:33:41 PM It's called ignorance...and the general public is ignorant of what fire fighting is all about. Most people think it's what you see on television shows and movies; and that's the farthest thing from the truth.
Max Hengst Max Hengst Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:34:59 PM She's too slow!
Max Hengst Max Hengst Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:36:29 PM No clue what so ever. Like to see her run in all of that gear. These are the same drones that think CSI can solve any crime in one hour on television!
Dan Bennis Dan Bennis Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:42:30 PM and yet this FD would help her as well.

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