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Learning from Cringe-Worthy Fires

The lesson here is to utilize this video locally in your department to discuss your actions and how you would respond if you were first on scene. Maybe if given the same incident, you might be able to decrease the loss.ย 

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Helmet Cam: 3 Alarm Video from Sunbury, PA (2 Video)

Short clip of our arrival at a working dwelling fire in the city. We arrived on scene with 4 on the Tower as well as having Engine 561 right behind us. We immediately pulled a line off the truck to save an exposure on the delta side of the structure while Engine 561 stretched multiple lines to the bravo and charlie sides. (For those armchair QB's who are no doubt gonna talk about the water flow, the line was stretched instantly to save the exposure with the tank water and after 5" was connected then we drowned it and got adequate pressure on the line). No units went to the alpha side initially due to live wires being down and arching. In all the box went to 3 alarms (on scene and transfers).

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Watch: Firefighter Down CPR 10-Step Training Video

When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out of hospital cardiac arrest provided high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Unfortunately, the resuscitation of a downed firefighter presents a special concern: they're in full turn out gear with an SCBA!

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