Firefighter Scott Ziegler appeared on ABC News with Diane Sawyer to talk about his eight-minute video and why he made it.
He said that if people can take anything away from his video, it's that people understand how firefighters nationwide are battling blazes with fewer resources.
"Maybe they can take a look at that video and think 'Well those guys do a pretty dangerous job. It seems to be that they might need more people than less,'" Firefighter Ziegler said.
Firefighter Ziegler also took time during his national spotlight to talk about safety and the precautions families need to take to stay safe.
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Nathan EnyartThursday, January 17, 2013 4:18:22 PMCan we say holy smoke?
Chris JonesThursday, January 17, 2013 7:06:00 PMNot sure why that one guy didn't already have his scba on before climbing the ladder.....
Jason AmburgeyThu Jan 17 20:34:58 PST 2013When I saw this video thats the first thing I thought too!
Steven T. Cornella SrThursday, January 17, 2013 8:31:06 PMWe were just forced to replaces are Helmets and borex because of not in compliance regulations His face shied LOOK not were near what mind look like Besides the Ends are Curled up making it a EYE SAFETY ISSUE.
Brandon DavisThursday, January 17, 2013 9:33:02 PMAmazing, only thing you got out of that video is he didn't have his scba on before climbing the ladder!! Stand up for your brothers and get with the program or find a new job.
Friedrich VonDeitschFri Jan 18 14:55:19 PST 2013Thank you Brandon. I have trouble sometimes with why so many people find fault in anything others do.
Christopher ArmstrongFriday, January 18, 2013 4:28:38 AMThis is a good example of how we need to start marketing the fire service. We need to advertise why we do what we do so we can gain a greater support for from the public!
Maryann DarrFri Jan 18 15:21:40 PST 2013Who doesn't support you and our Firefighters - send my those two names so I can straighten them out!!!
Virginia Sattler WatersonFriday, January 18, 2013 5:03:15 AMYet another free lance with national coverage, NICE ABC. But again the Men are the only reference. You would think that a National News reporter might do a better job of helping tell a equal opportunity story. Heres a clue as one of those (Female) Firefighters out there fighting the fire AND working the front line for public education to get/getting funding to our department. Might catch up with the TIMES and use Firefighter. OH, clean gear is the best gear to provide the best protection for you, remember back to the basics.
John BrenenstuhlFriday, January 18, 2013 5:04:31 AMThat's the problem with the fire service now, to many monday morning quarterbacks. The first thing I see in the video is firemen getting the job done not that he was not wearing an SCBA. You guys sound like a bunch of school girls that would not have made it in the fire service 30 years ago!
Jason PlesetzSun Jan 20 15:59:42 PST 2013My Grandfather served in the fire service 30+ yrs ago and he would have killed for the technology we have today!
Richard SpeakmanFriday, January 18, 2013 5:28:50 AMhey to the guy that made this video is there any way our department can get a cop of this video in any way, we can surely use it in promoting our situations with the people in our town I'm with stockton volunteer fire department all of our department have been threw fire one and two.
Friedrich VonDeitschFri Jan 18 15:17:30 PST 2013Here is the link brother
Just copy and past it where you need it or go to YouTube and get the link under the video. click share then click embed to get this code.
Scott ZieglerTue Jan 22 05:56:00 PST 2013Absolutely. You can get it from youtube as well as my other videos that are more full versions of fires I responded to. I hope it really helps bring attention People need to know.
Suzanne Orzel-DouvilleFriday, January 18, 2013 6:47:10 AMAll I can say is my son is a volunteer firefighter in a small town in Massachusetts and I say a prayer for him and the other firefighters every time he is caledl. I pray that they be safe and all come home and that the victim is okay. Proud of my young man!
Friedrich VonDeitschFriday, January 18, 2013 2:53:07 PMThank you Scott for the insight and good sense to help us all gain the awareness from the communities we serve.
Friedrich VonDeitschFri Jan 18 15:23:00 PST 2013This is a great example of a Firefighter who is working hard for the department and the service in general by knocking down the flames and the wall of ignorance about the needs of the Fire Service.
Jason PlesetzSunday, January 20, 2013 3:55:15 PMI really like how he went above and beyond to show what it's like and how we do need more firefighters to make sure we are all safe!
Pedro Juan TorresTuesday, January 22, 2013 9:12:27 AMThe point of this video is to show what firefighters do every day yes even fireman make mistakes like the firefighter that went up the latter without an SCBA the problem is not the fireman that do this job Every day is NFPA They have the rules and regulations but don't enforce them that's why there's a lot of fireman killed every year because of stupidity that's how fellow fireman get killed because they have to rescue stupid people when they do stupid things. To my fellow firefighters god bless be safe on the job and go home safe to your families and if you don't like what I said tough s***
Flaresun Fire Group, Inc.Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:10:23 PMPeople like him are the reason we go to work every day...every single day. The fact the government does "across the board" funding cuts angers me and makes our job even more critical. We don't need more tax dollars from citizens to support firefighters and other first responders. We need a responsible government that will do the work and not just take an ax to the budget that includes these brave men and women that make the world a safer place. Thank you to ALL of those firefighters. We know what you do because most of us are one, have been one, or are married to them. Peace Out and stay safe~.
Leo OppenlanderMonday, February 04, 2013 2:29:41 PMI have been a firefighter for 8 yrs and now I'm tryin to get on the local fd here. I miss fightin fires and helpin people most of all.
Paul McKeever IIIMonday, February 04, 2013 3:51:02 PMlook at detroit. half of em don't even wear a scba when venting a roof.