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Reality Training: How to attack a car fire

Chief Rob Wylie examines a car-fire attack video and explains what's done right and what can be improved upon.
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Nelson Diaz Nelson Diaz Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:30:00 PM Edward Miller
Steven Kohne Steven Kohne Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:42:36 PM Two men team a must SCBA !
Kike Edgar Kike Edgar 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
Bill Porter Bill Porter Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:52:43 AM Excellent discussion on a common fire that responders often take for granted. Bill
Robert Avsec Robert Avsec 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!
Bruno Do Carmo Bruno Do Carmo 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
Bo Sebens Bo Sebens 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.
Bob Johnson Bob Johnson Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:39:00 PM Pretty bad ass video lot of good points brought up in it.
Steven Kohne Steven Kohne 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
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Antti Kantanen Antti Kantanen Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:06:42 AM (Y)
Joann Schirmacher Johnson-Grubbs Joann Schirmacher Johnson-Grubbs 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.
Isaac Caballero Isaac Caballero 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.
NormanSalas JohannaCastano NormanSalas JohannaCastano Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:32:44 AM great informational update and refresher
Lee Shaffer Lee Shaffer Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:21:59 PM Why wear a SCBA since the fire is outside?
Lee Shaffer Lee Shaffer 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.
Paul Van Niekerk Paul Van Niekerk 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!
Jim Kitchens Jim Kitchens 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.
Biglin William Biglin William 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.
Biglin William Biglin William Monday, August 18, 2014 2:08:03 PM By the way I am married to a Dane who is from Virum, DK!
Lee Shaffer Lee Shaffer 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.
Daniel Jewell Daniel Jewell Friday, August 22, 2014 1:53:40 PM GOOD TRAINING VIDEO
Matt Greenhough Matt Greenhough Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:16:40 AM Would it not be wise to attack it from the upwind side!?
Jerry Montgomery Jerry Montgomery Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:43:40 PM Good training information, Chief. Keep videos like this one coming! THANKS!
Guðjón Guðjónsson Guðjón Guðjónsson Monday, October 06, 2014 1:09:41 PM Thank you for a good video Chief. I guess that we all know that guy that does not use SCBA to all fires. Well, it´s not his/her own buisness - safety should be a concern for all. If there is an explosion, sudden change of wind or whatever, the SCBA protects. So, before we start pointing fingers, or worse, slandering our colleagues, check your own practices. The main goal should be to return to the station alive and uninjured. I started my career as a firefighter working for the US Navy in Keflavik, Iceland. We did SCBA checks at the beginning of a shift, sometimes we did the truck check while wearing an SCBA. This made donning and doffing a common and an easy practice, we enforced muscle memory by changing the air bottles and filled them again.

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