Top 10 firefighting videos of 2011
Video is playing an increasingly important role in the fire service. Whether it be capturing close call incidents or recording remarkable rescues, firefighters are being put in the spotlight now more than ever before.
Check out the following clips for some of the video highlights from 2011.
Video shows the extent of the backdraft. Notice the man running away from the front door after the explosion.
The chief of the department featured in this clip has responded to the footage and member comments here.
The angry fan goads the firefighter with expletives and tells him, "hit me," then takes a swing.
The recently released song, "Thank You," is a re-recording of his Grammy Award-winning track "Forget You."
The firefighter, wearing SCBA, appears to be uninjured and continues to fight the fire.
The footage shows a firefighter's 20-foot drop into a basement after the ladder he was climbing broke.
The firefighter driving the fire truck was terminated, and the lieutenant riding alongside him was demoted.
The three firefighters inside the restaurant during the backdraft escaped uninjured.
A witness said a firefighter cursed at another person working at the scene when the vehicle dropped onto the victim.
A piece of furniture fell over and trapped firefighters. A Rapid Intervention Team moved to rescue them.