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    Default Russian Office Fire - VIDEO

    I know there was a link to a short video about this fire recently but here is a longer 7 minute video that loads well. I WARN you that you might not want to view this video!! In my time I have seen fires like this up close. Having said that, nothing can be more shocking than this, particularly if you have the sound on!

    I post it because it is what we are about. It may cause some debate. It may even teach us a few things. I admire the ladder operator's professionalism and thought he did a great job.

    mms://media.strana.ru/docs/06/01/23/271195.asf

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    That is a situation that anyone of us in an urban Firefighting environment could face. I am proud and reassured that wherever you go in this World the courage of Brioher Firefighters is never in doubt. The professionalism and level headedness of those Firefighters impacted on me as much as the tragedy of the opening scenes did.

    I would love to show this to the know-nothing elected Politicians who were appointed by the Mayor to make the decisions abouth the London Fire Brigade, after a massive risk assessment that looked into every aspect of fighting High Rise fires, they are happy to ignore our expertise because it will cost money they "Don't have to spend!"...clearly like everything in UK Goverment now...it will take such a tragedy...to then get stable door legislation to improve things. I'd like to see our 'Authority Members' face the prospect of that jump or burn decision the next time they wipe away pages of research on something we know will happen.

    Paul, I have tried to save it but it won't let me, can you e-mail me a copy if you have it saved please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    Paul, I have tried to save it but it won't let me, can you e-mail me a copy if you have it saved please.
    Yes mate .... it's locked! I can't get it either. Not sure if I even want it! It's horrendous. But this film carries impact in so many ways.

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    I can't seem to save the video, can anyone email it to me? I want to show it to those who think we don't need an aerial

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    Having spent several months in the great country of Russia, I can attest to the scariness of some of those urban enviornments. I would go to visit friends in some of their highrises and be very very scared of what might happen. Little, if any built in fire suppression, blocked fire exits, etc... nasty.

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    Or the few millon people living in a "sleeping village"


    My brother has lived in Moscow Continously since 1992 I visit him every year. Nice to say that I have been to Siberia Took the trans siberian train.

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    Holy crap man thats some bad sh%& I could only watch a few seconds of it.
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    The video wont work for me. Its buffers but its gets really jerky and the sound/video dont match.

    Can anybody post it on Google videos or something?

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