Watch: Off-duty NY firefighter puts out boat fire using Jet Ski

Rochester Firefighter Oscar Herrera said he learned the unconventional technique on YouTube


By Laura French

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — An off-duty New York firefighter helped extinguish a boat fire last week using only his Jet Ski, video shows. 

Rochester Firefighter Oscar Herrera was riding the personal watercraft on the Irondequoit Bay when he saw the boat on fire, according to WHAM. Herrera maneuvered his Jet Ski toward the flaming boat, causing water to be thrown onto the blaze. 

Rochester Firefighters IAFF 1071 shared a video of the incident on Twitter. 

"Sometimes off duty, but always a firefighter," the tweet read. 

Herrera told WHAM that he had seen videos of people doing the same thing on YouTube and thought he'd try it. 

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