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    Default Garage Fire Video

    Hey All,

    A while backI saw a video of a garage fire where the door came down trapping firefighters inside, it was either in the forums or on firefighterclosecalls.com.

    I have searched the forums, and google and can't seem to find it anywhere. I am putting together a training program and would like to use it. If anyone knows where I might find it, any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Stay Safe


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    ditto on the link request.
    If it was a roll up door then clamping some vise grips on one of the tracks is a fairly decent way of preventing this.

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    I found it, it was on a video of a Billy Goldfeder seminar from FDIC a few years back. unfortunetly I dont believe it is available online.

    Thanks anyways. Stay Safe

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    Fire Billy an e-mail through FFclosecalls. You may get lucky and he may be willing to help you out.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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    I believe the video you're talking about is from a fire in Wantagh, NY. The member who was trapped ended up being burned pretty badly, but lived.
    It's a great video to get guys to realize they need to secure garage doors when they're operating inside of them.

    Here's a link to their website.

    http://www.wantaghfiredept.com/index.htm

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    San Fransisco lost two firefighters in a similar situation. I have seen the video in training but im not sure where on the web you could find it.

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    I saw this same video at a seminar this past weekend taught by John Mittendorf. He showed a lot of great videos. He had this one and another of a "demo" burn for a public education and the 3 firefighters waltz right up and into a very heavily burning building and come out with their gear all toasted. I wouldn't mind having either of those videos to share with my department.
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    If youre not propping the door up so it CANT come down, that you better be cutting your way in even if it means to roll the door down and cut it open. Dont get trapped cause youre in too much of a rush. Some of these doors can be very heavy and if the supports that hold the tract up come down, its gonna more than just hurt.
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

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