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Helmet cam: Close-up of house fire bailout

A mayday was called after a firefighter said he had fallen through a floor and was burning

By FireRescue1 Staff

GREAT MILLS, Md. — Helmet cam footage captures a bailout at a Md. house fire on Sunday.

Firefighters from several different stations were dispatched to battle the single-story house fire, according to Hollywood VFD.

When more firefighters arrived, they saw an interior firefighter at a window asking for help, saying he was burning and had fallen through the floor. Crews assisted the firefighter and pulled him away from the structure.

A mayday was also delivered during the blaze as contact was broken with some of the firefighters, but was called off once contact was restored.

One firefighter was airlifted to the hospital but was later released and another refused treatment and has recovered.

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Rommie Duckworth Rommie Duckworth Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4:30:07 AM Do I hear correctly that the T3 officer confirms that he has PAR for his group?
Patrick Lynch Patrick Lynch Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:35:12 AM Yes, but the question asked at 3:19 is report on the "remainder of your crew".
Jared Sholly Jared Sholly Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:33:26 AM Why was there such a seperation of the crew. It seems like the interior crews should have known he was in trouble far sooner than exterior crews.
Dylan Smith Dylan Smith Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:21:46 PM Fore we Monday night quarterback exactly what happened, let's make sure these brave men are all ok. I'm sure their department will critique there actions, but no fire ground runs perfectly. Good luck gentlemen I wish you a speedy recovery
Jared Sholly Jared Sholly Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:51:57 PM Not playing "Monday Night Quarterback" just trying to understand the scene when we train within our department on how to prevent this in the future. If you read the article all have been release and one refused care. If you don't ask questions, no one will learn.........
Jared Sholly Jared Sholly Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:57:22 PM The last thing we want to do is arm chair a scene, but clairification for training in the case is needed. I will stand up and support all firefighters who have gone through similiar events, but let's attempt to learn from others misfortune. Mr. Smith if you have anything to do with training within your department you would understand this point. I also wish the best to these gentlemen. Let's not make this a forum of arguement, but for learning.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:05:25 PM Great communications. Very calm and professional. Good job guys.
Justin Edgerton Justin Edgerton Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:09:26 PM Lesson learned, don't go in so deep without a second line if not necessary.
Robert Peterson Jr. Robert Peterson Jr. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:38:12 AM Watch the first minute, in the cab as the cam panned around during the drive in. Was anybody wearing seatbelts?
Rommie Duckworth Rommie Duckworth Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:49:55 AM Indeed. That's why I was asking. Makes me worry that an officer has one of his people has to bail. Makes me more worried that he believes that his crew is still 100% together, and accounted for.
Jared Sholly Jared Sholly Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:01:43 PM I had the same concern. That is one the biggest things I will take to my department.

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