A Nickel(back)’s Worth of Firefighting

A light post for your Friday. Enjoy, or pick it apart.


Personally, I’m not a big fan of the whole music/firefighting video genre, but in this case this one was well done.

“Onboard camera. SDFD Truck 1 and Truck 11 forcing entry, completing primary search and assisting Engine 1 advance 2 1/2″ attack lines. Fire was knocked down with no damage to either adjacent business.”



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2 Comments

  • Ted says:

    just wondering why y’all didn’t make a two triangle cuts on the door instead of two vertical cuts and what i would assume was a horizontal cut as well? On a side note absolutely LOVE the American Flags on the turnouts!!!

  • Many are leaning towards the square opening instead of the typical triangle. The square tends to give you a bigger opening along with easier access/egress.

    Good vid. I like how they tipped their lids back to put on their masks, seems like that’s pretty commonplace on the west coast.

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