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Video: Firefighters "make me sick"

A Conn. man films a crew across from his home, complaining that fumes from the apparatus are making him sick

By FireRescue1 Staff

Editor's note: For added perspective on what this story means to the fire service, read Chief Adam K. Thiel's commentary

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Statter911 points us to this video of a man saying his local fire department makes him "sick."

The man records firefighters using an aerial ladder in what appears to be training or testing, while he says "the diesel fumes are blowing in my direction. They're making me sick! They pull this crap on a regular basis."

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The man claims that there is spot nearby the firefighters could work, but instead they go "in front of people's houses."

In the original YouTube video description, the uploader says "I guess A**holes do come in all shapes, sizes, colors and uniforms."

One suspects the diesel fumes would be less bothersome to his well being if that aerial were being used to pluck him from his burning home.

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Travis Boyd Travis Boyd Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:45:24 PM so move you douche and quit whining.
Denise Smith Denise Smith Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:45:40 PM Not for real, surely. Where do these people come from?
Justin Oakley Justin Oakley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:46:42 PM Remember his address, he will be kissing your ass when you have to save him/his house. I wouldn't even show up.
Pete Gravell Pete Gravell Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:46:48 PM Let me get my Cummins Dodge and roll Coal on you yah prius driving fuckstick.
Peter Scarinzi Peter Scarinzi Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:47:54 PM He will also be the first one to complain if his house were on fire that it took them too long to get there.....jackass.
Travis Wilhite Travis Wilhite Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:48:25 PM If you look at this guys other videos, it looks like he follows diesels around to make videos about how bad they are...maybe he's dumb enough to think gasoline is better than diesel?
Nene Silva Nene Silva Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:48:32 PM Who filmed must be a moron, retrograde... So sucks to hear what he says.
Donna Bishoff Smallwood Donna Bishoff Smallwood Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:48:57 PM I wouldn't be complaining.
Kevin Lawson Kevin Lawson Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:49:21 PM What an Ass Clown.
Butch Staley Butch Staley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:49:47 PM What a jack ass...:P
Paul Harrington Paul Harrington Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:49:52 PM he won't be around long, negativity and anger issues effects one's lifespan.
Kory Ryan Kory Ryan Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:49:57 PM don't stand right there ya dumbass maybe you wont get "sick".
Derek Captain Alexander Derek Captain Alexander Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:50:10 PM we train in front of house like that to get used to being near houses and getting use to being in small areas.
Aaron Forrer Aaron Forrer Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:50:47 PM Wouldn't be complaining if it was his house on fire...that's how it always goes tho.
Tony Olson Tony Olson Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:51:36 PM wow has this dumbass ever heard of training, look around there the ladder is....there's powerlines, poles and trees.
Duayne Leys Duayne Leys Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:52:23 PM What a Jackass! No cure for Stupid!
Jacob Hill Jacob Hill Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:52:29 PM there are diesel fumes but yet you stand outside anyways? and if there was a fire across the street from this guys house he would be standing outside trying to watch..... dumbass
David Scott Hewitt David Scott Hewitt Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:52:58 PM So, how years of firefighter training did he hav, e to know where the best spot is for them to train? I guess he wants them out in a field somewhere. Liek AWAY from the houses they will have to work with in an actual incident..............
Daniel Crisci Daniel Crisci Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:04 PM You will only bitch and complain untill you need them.
Marianne Webb Marianne Webb Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:05 PM the man who taped this should be ashamed of himself.hope his house never catches fire!!
Spencer Pickett Spencer Pickett Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:13 PM That little bitch disabled the comments... he must have know people are going to shit on him.
Greg Jeppson Greg Jeppson Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:25 PM I didn't see anything wrong with this. Obviously this guy has some issues.... I wonder if he will be saying the same thing if this crew saves his family, property or even his life?
Kurtis Cook Kurtis Cook Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:28 PM This guy is a douche.
John Thomas John Thomas Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:53:50 PM If he was at work he wouldn't smell the fumes....
Damon Corr Damon Corr Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:54:09 PM Did the fellar not think of just going over to the crew and speaking to them like a man before bitching about it on the internet? I think generally as firefighters we'd all do what we can to not get up people's noses, literally in this case!
Casey Wojo Casey Wojo Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:54:13 PM No consideration? This guy just sounds like a complete moron. They're training to someday maybe save him and his home! People like him is why this world is messed up.
Jeff Hopkins Jeff Hopkins Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:54:52 PM OK I have to say it he is just stupid.
Jim Carley Jim Carley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:55:07 PM well I hope one day his house is on fire and they let it burn to the ground..people like him don't need polica of fire services if they are going to whine about it.
Kim Sweatland Kim Sweatland Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:55:40 PM I don't find this hard to believe...with being in fire police you can only imagine the ignorant people I have come across.
Michael Smith Michael Smith Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:55:58 PM Wow citizens against rescuers gotta love it!!!
Kimberly Powell Luddy Kimberly Powell Luddy Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:56:18 PM what an asshole.
Abby Cole-Worley Abby Cole-Worley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:56:42 PM Wow, what an Asshole..
Richard Speakman Richard Speakman Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:56:44 PM well the guy that filmed this is an idiot and a stupid man mark his house one of the house that we don't respond to.
Melody Brown Melody Brown Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:57:23 PM Jerk
Paul Bump Paul Bump Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:58:19 PM He just better hope his house doesn't catch fire...They might just lose his address.
Marianne Webb Marianne Webb Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:58:30 PM watch this video,, this man has a bad prob :(
Charles Thomas Charles Thomas Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:58:32 PM hope you remeber these heros when youre freaking house catches fire. dumbass must not made it on the fire service so he became a critic.
Jacob Peterson Jacob Peterson Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:58:41 PM There ya go glade you can judge people, call them names and then tell me that I cant TYPICAL MORMON!!!!!!!!
Joseph Herrmann Joseph Herrmann Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:59:02 PM Sounds to me like he is taping this so he can eventually sue the city claiming the fumes made him sick. What a loser!
Jordan Kintner Jordan Kintner Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:59:13 PM I loved the fake coughs at the end, what a bitch
Bruce Miller Bruce Miller Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:59:47 PM The guy that made this video..Biggest piece of shit EVER..FUCK YOU ASSHOLE...FUCK YOU...
Mike Schlievert Mike Schlievert Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:00:06 PM Ya I watched it. What a whinning puss, like a fire truck is going to give off enough fumes to get in his house with the windows closed. I wonder if this jack ass has a job or just has too much free time to be video taping this in the middle of the day?
David Lee Sauter David Lee Sauter Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:00:13 PM this guys a jack ass I'm sure if tey go to his house they cant have the trucks running which means they cant do any thing so I guess he dies I think this guys makes me sick thses guy are training to one day save his ass what an ididot.
Ryan Bradford Ryan Bradford Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:00:23 PM This guy wont be complaining when his house starts on fire. And He is not coughing because of the fumes he is coughing because he is morbidly obese and inches from having a heart attack.
Randy Davis Sr. Randy Davis Sr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:00:54 PM all I have to say is you have to respect to comminuty who pays bills.
Susan Maxwell Southworth Susan Maxwell Southworth Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:01:12 PM DANG! I think he'd feel different if his house was on fire!
Eddie Felton Jr. Eddie Felton Jr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:01:16 PM Hey Asshole, why don't you go over and complain to them? There can't be too much diesel fumes going that distance and the unit isn't even smoking or running hard. So when you need help don't call them because they'll be coming in that polluting apparatus to save your dumb ass.....
Mathieu Lalonde Mathieu Lalonde Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:01:21 PM What a little complaining b****! Real looser
Kristine Bernhardt Kristine Bernhardt Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:02:46 PM What a douchebag!
John J Sibley-Prusak John J Sibley-Prusak Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:02:55 PM Just a product of today's society! I'm sure he'll try to profit some how on the back of the taxpayers of Bridgeport, AND in today's way of thinking........WIN!
David Kinley David Kinley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:03:33 PM what a ass clown go the hell back inside if the fumes are that bad.
Georgeanne Barnes Keirstead Georgeanne Barnes Keirstead Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:05:58 PM he's a jerk!
Robbie Pycior Robbie Pycior Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:06:02 PM guy is a joke, all his vids are of diesels idling and him bitching and moaning about it...he lives in an industrial area, yet bitches about trucks idling.....
Nick Lucas Nick Lucas Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:06:32 PM "NO EEIN' consideration for nobody" eh, naahh....just no consideration of showing up to save your ass when you need it. what an assflap.
Mary Harrell Bernard Mary Harrell Bernard Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:06:46 PM Well said Ed.
Kevin Burch Kevin Burch Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:07:02 PM What a moron! Idiots like that really piss me off! He has nothing better to do than sit around and harass people trying to do their job.
Scott Osban Scott Osban Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:07:35 PM Have another cigarette.
Steve Peal Steve Peal Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:08:37 PM Don't call us we'll call you... Have a nice day sir.
Michael Hahn Michael Hahn Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:08:40 PM what a jerk..
Casey Wojo Casey Wojo Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:09:54 PM go look at the other videos he has on youtube. he's a nut case.
Cindy Benton Cindy Benton Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:10:40 PM He has to go in the house before he gets any sicker... but I thoought he said his house was full of the smell of disel.
Elijah S Markley Elijah S Markley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:12:01 PM anyone else notice this guys sounds a little like Rush Limbaugh? such an asshole.
Nick Losurdo Jr. Nick Losurdo Jr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:12:10 PM Get a real life asshole.
Scott Miller Scott Miller Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:14:18 PM Eddie how u been
Michael Skelly Michael Skelly Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:15:34 PM He is a jackass
Cindy Nosko Cindy Nosko Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:17:26 PM so question. If the fumes are making him sick, why in hell is he standing there filming. Pretty stupid if you ask me!
Katy Herrick Katy Herrick Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:18:50 PM what a big ass. dude are freaking retard to insult the fire department like that. give it a rest already and the firefighters do their job.
Bruce Solomon Sr. Bruce Solomon Sr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:20:41 PM isn't it to bad then if the fumes were so bad why did he sit there in the fumes videoing it Just another one who likes to complain but when his place burns and the operator on duty doesn't know how to ues the ladder well he will be complaining again this guy is just a pain in the ass Iwould love to meet him face to face.
Bruce Solomon Sr. Bruce Solomon Sr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:22:42 PM he probibly doesnt if all he does is video things to bitch about
Chris Whynot Chris Whynot Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:24:39 PM lmao what a dick.... all that bitching and he goes back in and smokes a joint or something......asshole.
Bruce Solomon Sr. Bruce Solomon Sr. Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:25:30 PM NO HE DIDNT CAUSE HE IS A PUSSY
Ron Setterberg Ron Setterberg Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:25:35 PM My question is if this is such a problem why doesn't he go to the department and speak to them. No he rather rant about the f@#$ing a##holes. Sad to say where I live we have people with who complain to the local paper about their volunteer firefighters doing stuff. I guess people like this love the couple minutes of fame.
Scott Dillon Scott Dillon Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:28:27 PM This guy is an idiot! Has very limited brain cells in his bonehead.
Chris James Chris James Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:30:11 PM that's his fault dumbs guy I bet he wouldn't be complaining if his house was on fire.
MIke Hipp MIke Hipp Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:31:56 PM He has probably applied for fire and police jobs and couldn't pass the psych evaluation... Idiot
Donnie Hansen Donnie Hansen Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:32:03 PM He was right about one part in the whole video.... assholes do come in all shapes and sizes! (referring to him!!)
Alexander Cafovski Alexander Cafovski Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:32:11 PM I really Like how this guy cant be bothered to politely go overthere and ask them to relocate.... He has enough breath to curse and swear at them for doing what is clearly training.
Nathan Dove Nathan Dove Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:35:01 PM I would comment but everything I was thinking was already said!
Scott MacKellar Scott MacKellar Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:37:44 PM what's the matter couldn't get on.
Troy Todak Troy Todak Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:38:18 PM This shit bag is a crying little bitch.
Peter Sells Peter Sells Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:40:12 PM On the other hand, would you take the EVEC systems out of the stations, since they wouldn't be used at a fire scene?
Matt Yaciuk Matt Yaciuk Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:40:35 PM go to f***ing hell if your house caught on fire I wouldn't not respond.
Elisha Perry Elisha Perry Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:43:12 PM Has anyone else noticed that the branches of the tree blow away from the camera not toward the camera indicating that the wind wasn't even blowing anything toward him. What an idiot. An to make it worse if he wasn't outside filming it he wouldn't have to worry about the smell.
Gerry Haverland Gerry Haverland Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:43:19 PM JERK! Those "Inconsiderate Firefighters" would risk their life to save the life of a sick puke like that. There is no way the fumes could be hurting him, but I bet if he asked them, they would be HAPPY to find another place to train to save HIS life.
Gerry Haverland Gerry Haverland Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:45:03 PM By the way.....HE is breathing good air someone else could be breathing! I can name a few who would love a few breaths of that smoke.
Tim Woodell Tim Woodell Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:47:22 PM He's mad because he isn't man enought to do the job.
Toni Chamblin Toni Chamblin Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:48:24 PM If his house was on fire, I'd let it burn.
James Frost James Frost Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:52:15 PM this guy needs to shut up.
Arthur Mcculley Arthur Mcculley Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:52:49 PM Ya cant please all the ppl all the time i guess today wasnt his day
Jared Witt Jared Witt Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:55:28 PM What a jerk. Bridgeport FD should leave him in his burning house when the time comes.
Alexander Cafovski Alexander Cafovski Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:57:52 PM Peter, There are smoke removers available to mount directly to the exhaust system of your truck, It's also important to know the age of the truck in question to see if there are any dpf's or urea systems on board. I just think this guy is in a huff (no pun intended)
Jeff Luike Jeff Luike Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:59:07 PM Whining! Are you kidding me. He is one of the reasons you cant have a firehouse siren blow anymore.What a dumbass.
Judy Mcgreevy Judy Mcgreevy Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:59:53 PM most likely the guy doesn't even work and looks out his window all day, collecting social security..
Steve Gershon Steve Gershon Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:00:42 PM what a wimp ass, maybe we need to find out his address to ventalate for him
Austin Gibson Austin Gibson Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:03:25 PM Sound like a guy on welfare thinks that the fire department is a waist of money so he can have more on his unemployment check probably could not pass a drug test much less anything else probably loves Obama thinks he is king. knows nothing about a type one engine or even how to but out brush fires. just one of them people who thinks they can do better than anyone else one of them people that need to be put in the situation of trying to make entry knowing there a child inside and taking the heat of the fire captain blowing down your neck and a mother crying her eyes out. he sound to be the first person to start the fire and probably deny it and bitch that it took to long a guy that probably hiding something in the back yard or a back room something not legal more than likely.
Scott Mewborn Scott Mewborn Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:03:44 PM Yea, and this lazy good for nothing would be the first to call upon these fireman when help is needed! I bet he wouldn't speak like that to their face. What an IDIOT!
Scott Mewborn Scott Mewborn Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:04:47 PM My point Exactly!
Billy Coppola Billy Coppola Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:08:07 PM just remember when his house is on fire shut the truck off.

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