Running the Green LineA FirefighterNation.com Video

Civilians try to make a quick knockdown with the house line.

FirefighterNation.com member Sildo Mauricio Diaz Wooldrige posted this video titled "A Fire Starts in Osorno City." Osorno is in Chile and the video shows a civilian making a attempt to possibly knockdown the fire as best as possible with a garden hose. Later in the video you can see the local firefighters arrive and make a decent knockdown. Is it perfect? No. Then again, there is no perfect fireground.

I haven't translated the YouTube comments, but I'm sure someone is telling them what they did wrong and how to do it better.

Enjoy

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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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