This Video Might Show Benefits of the 360 Walkaround

Admit it, rarely is there a 360 walk around done at fires. At least not the fires I have been to…both of them. ha.  Sure, a lot of times we are afforded the view of 3 or 4 sides just on the approach. Anyways, I watched this video and there is a drastic difference from what is showing in the first part of the video to the :30 second mark when the videographer makes his way around to the back of the house. From the first part of the video you might not have realized how much was involved on the back side. Either way, my thoughts don’t reflect the operations of the firefighters on scene. It is hard to tell how they attacked the fire with a 1 minute video. I simply thought this might be a good example why the 360 walkaround might be useful. This fire occurred on Long Island. Photos here and here.

Video by: K2M Photography. Video info: Minutes after noon on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 the Hewlett Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 1331 Huckleberry Lane in the dead end off East Rockaway Road. As firefighters were preparing to respond they were advised by dispatch that Nassau County Police were on scene reporting a working fire. Firefighters confirmed this when they arrived on scene and found heavy fire on three sides of a two-story private dwelling. The fire went on to reach a multiple alarm equivalency bringing mutual aid from several neighboring departments. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.