03-24-2013, 11:36 AM #1
Sporting Ammunition and the Firefighter
In case you've ever been un-nerved in a fire with ammunition going off. Here is an informative video.....
Comments and opinions are mine and do not represent the agency or IAFF local that I am affiliated with.
03-24-2013, 09:42 PM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2003
just remember black powder and a shell in the chamber are different animals.?
03-25-2013, 12:59 AM #3
During a fire here sometime before my tenure, our firefighters found shot shells set up individually on the stairs, apparently as decoration...
Then there's the incident (don't remember when or where - wasn't here) where a semi-auto rifle that apparently had a round chambered cooked off during a structure fire, hitting a chief's vehicle. Since it was a semi-auto, it simply chambered a new round, which also cooked off. IIRC, the rifle fired several rounds on its own.Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.
03-25-2013, 06:13 AM #4
Houston had an incident in the late 80's (maybe early 90's) where a firearm discharged during a house fire and struck a firefighter in the femur during a quick attack or primary search. I'll if I can dig up the information about it.DFW
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