Reality Training: How to attack a car fire
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:30:00 PM Edward Miller
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:42:36 PM Two men team a must SCBA !
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:48:57 PM hola mi nombre es edgar soy teniente de bomberos y me encantan los vídeos de que suben a la red por que nos ayudan a complementar los ejercicios que diaria mente realizamos muchas gracias
Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:52:43 AM Excellent discussion on a common fire that responders often take for granted. Bill
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:13:50 AM Great take, Rob, on safely, effectively and efficiently attacking and suppressing car fires. Thanks for taking the time to do such a professional job!
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:34:37 AM Oversights in care everyday and deserve our full attention. Excellent article...!! Bruno Carmo www.cbmerj.rj.gov.br - Rio de Janeiro FD - Brazil
Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:00:08 PM Guy's. I'm sorry to say, but as being an European firefighter, you guy's really disappoint me. Never approach a car fire without wearing breathing apparatus. And why isn't the smoke diver ready at approach . The team leader should get kicked in his ... for being there without he's apparatus, considering he's main job is to secure the safety of the crew. And bye the way, have you guy's ever considered invest in high pressure hoses ? Remember, most of the world look at your side to see how "things is done", but realy, get a hold of your self's, this is plain stupid.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:39:00 PM Pretty bad ass video lot of good points brought up in it.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:49:02 PM I live in phoenix Arizona USA when I was much younger some say a kid trained with the best firefighters they taught us about the danger of a car fire and the rule using a SCBA in dark smoke and cold smoke all special gear never ever become a problem to a event be the solution protect is the only way to protect other and save life or you will need to also be rescue.The fog is the shield against the BEAST. I like training and assessment I served on a fire advisory board our job review the codes to protect the firefighters I did this for eight years I like FireRescue1 outstanding
Friday, August 15, 2014 10:50:51 AM Excellent discussion on a common fire that responders often take for granted.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:06:42 AM (Y)
Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:19:00 AM As the wife of a firefighter.....I can say that he would have already been "packed-up" with the SCBA before the truck got to the scene. He wouldn't have wasted any time packing up at the scene, he would have been ready.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:24:13 AM If it takes you two minutes to don your SCBA, after you're in full PPE, then you're in the wrong business. Perfect example on how NOT to approach a vehicle fire.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:32:44 AM great informational update and refresher
Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:21:59 PM Why wear a SCBA since the fire is outside?
Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:27:16 PM So before you all decide to do a rant on why; there are still old and young firefighters that do not wear an SCBA on vehicle fires and dumpster fires. All because you are up wind and don't have smoke in your face, you still are exposed to the hidden dangers of petroleum products and off gassing of other materials in the car such as plastics.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:24:57 PM We are never to old to learn from basic mistakes! Its good to sit and think for a second or two and see what " stupid" mistakes we sometimes make! I bet if you show this video to the team on the ground they will agree they made a "basic" mistake!
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:36:07 PM This is 2014 Chief we always wear SCBA and you should make your crews wear one also , Firefighter Basic.
Monday, August 18, 2014 2:05:41 PM Bo, not all of us fight fires this way. Sometimes the fireman is only as good as his teacher. the lack of SCBA is proably how they have always done it, right or wrong. That is not how most of us are taught. I've been on the job for twenty years and it is less and less common for firefighters to do this, in my experience. Old habits die hard and unfortunatly young firefighters will die slowly from these habits.
Monday, August 18, 2014 2:08:03 PM By the way I am married to a Dane who is from Virum, DK!
Monday, August 18, 2014 4:54:46 PM I do Jim, I guess I should have made myself a bit clear. SCBA should be worn on all fires, even on the ones that are out because of off gassing. The same as for overhaul on buildings even if you are outside of the building near a window or door. I see many departments that do not follow these recommendations.
Friday, August 22, 2014 1:53:40 PM GOOD TRAINING VIDEO
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:16:40 AM Would it not be wise to attack it from the upwind side!?
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