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    Default "Firefighter slides to safety"

    Video link on this site. I can't figure out how to put a direct link to the video (maybe someone can help). Anyway, this guy had a helluva close one!

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    Actually, its on the front page of FH now. Pretty kuull, but mostly because they both got out alive and well. I have a friend who lives in Minneapolis and was a FF/EMT there - she called me last night to pass the story over as it was happening.

    Definitely not one that was in any text book I ever read, but sometimes.... it if works. GREAT - but I think it comes with the "Kids, dont try this one at home. OK." caveat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Definitely not one that was in any text book I ever read, but sometimes.... it if works. GREAT - but I think it comes with the "Kids, dont try this one at home. OK." caveat.
    Our state fire academy actually has been teaching head first exits for a few years now, but it's not like the South Carolina Fire Academy is world renowned or anything.... Either way, it gets you out in a hurry.

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    No dispute from me on that one. But I always thought that the only service that taught how to "exit the aircraft" AUZZIE style was the Airborne. Only because they are the only ones CRAZY enough to try it.
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    A cadet was injured a couple years ago during said training, prompting the academy to change the way thing are done. Now all students have a harness on with a safety line attached to them and a point on the drill tower. Now if someone falls you're at the mercy of the man on your safety line

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    I noticed the article on the front page right after I posted. That's about how it works, isn't it?

    I've seen some head-first drills in self survival courses. However, those typically teach that you come out of the window, hook an arm in a rung, and swing your feet back under you. It's been a long time since I've seen, or done, a head-first slide.

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    We had that training in basic FFI class but that was 16 years ago. Only did it once in training.

    That is some cool footage, glad no one got hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I've seen some head-first drills in self survival courses. However, those typically teach that you come out of the window, hook an arm in a rung, and swing your feet back under you. It's been a long time since I've seen, or done, a head-first slide.
    We teach both methods. They each have their place. Head first all the way works well when the ladder is at less of an angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post

    I've seen some head-first drills in self survival courses. However, those typically teach that you come out of the window, hook an arm in a rung, and swing your feet back under you. It's been a long time since I've seen, or done, a head-first slide.

    Same here, I just finished up NJFF2 and we were taught that if we could, do the arm hook and swing around but they also showed us how to just slide down like these guys did.

    From the look of the video though, I think these guys were planning on going out that window whether that ladder was there or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaytallica45 View Post
    From the look of the video though, I think these guys were planning on going out that window whether that ladder was there or not
    Thought the same thing.

    The second guy isn't wearing an air pack from what I can see. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine3Probie View Post
    Thought the same thing.

    The second guy isn't wearing an air pack from what I can see. Interesting.
    Ya I noticed that too, and questioned it while talking with my friend. She said "Must be a Truckie." heheheheehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Ya I noticed that too, and questioned it while talking with my friend. She said "Must be a Truckie." heheheheehee
    Same here. They looked like they were going out one way or another. And I watched it 3 times to make sure, but that second FF did not appear to have on a SCBA. I looked for face piece, straps,tank, etc...nothing. Makes me wonder if he took it off knowing he was going to get the hell out and did not want the extra weight.

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    From what I say the ladder was set-up do the head first slide, a nice flat, non-climbing" angle. Way to go MFD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geinandputitout View Post
    From what I say the ladder was set-up do the head first slide, a nice flat, non-climbing" angle. Way to go MFD!
    Considering it was placed in position AFTER the FF was halfway out, they did a great job of getting it in place! Good heads up by the guys on the ground too.

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    Either I'm blind, stupid, or both, but I can't find the link to the story.

    Would someone please post the URL, or at least direct me to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    Either I'm blind, stupid, or both, but I can't find the link to the story.

    Would someone please post the URL, or at least direct me to it?

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    Dont know the MSN link because I found in the front page of FH first, so here it is:

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=54910
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    Thanks guys!

    Great video!
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    OK We learned that in essentials about 12 years ago, I thought evreyone knew that technique. What I find really funny in the video is the guy standing there in shorts squirting the fire with a garden hose. What the hell is he doing there? He should be over outside the hot zone standing behind the juniors!!!

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    I can't get the cpu to play the video but, glad to hear that our fellow firefighters made it out!!

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    Awesome video.

    Glad they got out & are well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    ...What I find really funny in the video is the guy standing there in shorts squirting the fire with a garden hose. What the hell is he doing there? He should be over outside the hot zone standing behind the juniors!!!
    Why? In another post of yours, you talk about the everday public untrained citizen helping your fire department out at fires often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine3Probie View Post
    Thought the same thing.

    The second guy isn't wearing an air pack from what I can see. Interesting.
    To me it looked like faintly like he might have had a mask on in the video but no pack on. but I really can't say for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine3Probie View Post
    Thought the same thing.

    The second guy isn't wearing an air pack from what I can see. Interesting.
    I would say MAYBE he dropped it just before going out the window as that appeared to be a bit of a cramped window.

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    The firefighter had full SCBA on and dumped his bottle to get out the window. Look close and you can see his mask in place.
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