You’ve seen the video on Facebook – noise, limited visibility, an increasing urgency to get out. The Front Seat speaks with the video creator as well as picks up on some interesting items on Oklahoma City garden-style apartment fires.
Video highlights communications during fire attack and mayday.
Fire over their heads and a partial roof collapse.
“Hey! Is that smoke over there?”
Nobody goes to the firehouse with the intention of getting hurt or dying.
Three lines stretched, two operating; ladders raised, wagon pipe readied; fire goes out. Heck, this is better than some American scenes.
Is placing yourself at risk, or greater risk, an actual job requirement or is it merely suggestive, a part of a culture’s identity?
The elder McKeown called 911 and then entered the home to search for his son.
Not much fire in the video, but two damn good examples of a hoseline stretch.
Who dresses for a wires down or blown transformer call?