Video- Detroit’s 9th Fire in One Hour!

Found this 2-part video of a serious fire in Detroit. This fire originated in the obvious dwelling, then spread to the neighboring duplex.

Some background of this incident and some of the things people will notice:

  • According to the description, this was the 9th arson fire in THIS NEIGHBORHOOD in ONE HOUR.
  • The minimal use of SCBA. According to the comments, these crews had run FOUR fires continuously and their was no more air available when this fire was dispatched.
  • The Officer at the exposure performing “Das Boot” forcible entry. Remember, bringing a tool (especially a Halligan or set of irons) can accomplish in one try what his boot took four. This will hold true in MOST residential setting barring any security “surprises”.

Some of the interesting points about this operation:

  • The initial rig placement w/ the truck front and center
  • The flawless layout of the notorious “Detroit Bundle” AND an exposure line from the first Engine, putting two lines in service simultaneously
  • The immediate attention given to the exposure (both residences) despite heavy fire from the main dwelling. No one had “moth to the flame”. Granted in Detroit, I’m sure they’re pretty much past that stage.
  • As a result of the above, very quick knockdown of both the exposures and the main dwelling fire
  • An overall very professional operation by some of the hardest working fireman in the country. Great job.
Enjoy the videos and be SAFE!
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Mike
Movement Monday; August 11, 2014 (TeamWORK)
Great ideas guys. Working in our SCBA is a must. When it comes to stretching...up to 30 seconds, but no benefit past that according to most research. A quick stretch after the warm up is also a good idea. Thanks for the work.
2014-08-16 22:19:26
Jenny
Movement Monday; August 11, 2014 (TeamWORK)
Fun workout. Tried to get crew involved, might take a little work. But fun none the less! I went for 40 minutes ....farmers carry 50lb dumb bells, ladder carry around station, step ups on a box (20), deadlifts (135 @ 15) shoulder press (45lbs 15) squats (20) fast walk around station.
2014-08-12 19:30:27
joe verneer
Movement Monday; August 11, 2014 (TeamWORK)
Very good idea for the crew ..thank you
2014-08-12 01:41:38
pat vaughn
Movement Monday; August 11, 2014 (TeamWORK)
Functional workouts are the best workouts. To many times I've watched as the big strong, weight lifers tend to run out of gas before the job is done. Thanks for putting this info together and stay safe!
2014-08-11 20:47:54
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