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    Hello all -
    I have a bunch of new firefighter close call videos up if anyone needs some footage for in house training. These videos have become great tools for firefighter safety training.

    Firefighter Close Call - Gloucester MA firefighters Run From Falling Chimney Collapse - VIDEO
    http://www.firefighterspot.com/2007/...cester-ma.html

    Firefighter Close Call - Firefighter handling a LPG cylinder on FIRE
    http://www.firefighterspot.com/2007/...refighter.html

    Firefighter Close Call - Officer with no gear collapse near miss
    http://www.firefighterspot.com/2007/...o-dont-go.html

    Pennsylvania Close Call with Balloon framing
    http://www.firefighterspot.com/2007/...ter-close.html

    and my Favorite Video of the Month-
    Fire Engine and Vehicle Near Miss
    http://www.firefighterspot.com/2007/...ad-needle.html

    as always be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by engine139 View Post
    Hello all -
    I have a bunch of new firefighter close call videos up if anyone needs some footage for in house training. These videos have become great tools for firefighter safety training.
    The only problem is that instructors we have always been taught not to show what not to do. That's all these videos are are bad examples of what not to do.

    And what's really surprising is how many companies will gladly put videos like these on their websites when they are nothing more than examples of bad public relations.
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    I have never been told not to show "bad examples" during any classes as an instructor. I have found that it helps to really sink in the point of what really can happen if you screw up. It shows that its not just me being a safety sissy, but that a colapse zone (as an example) really IS important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    I have never been told not to show "bad examples" during any classes as an instructor. I have found that it helps to really sink in the point of what really can happen if you screw up. It shows that its not just me being a safety sissy, but that a colapse zone (as an example) really IS important.
    I agree with you. As a training officer I have always used videos in training, the good and the bad. As the saying goes, pictures are worth a 1000 words.

    You can describe an incident all you want and some will not have a clear picture of what you are trying to say. But throw in a picture or a video and it helps drive the point home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    I have never been told not to show "bad examples" during any classes as an instructor. I have found that it helps to really sink in the point of what really can happen if you screw up. It shows that its not just me being a safety sissy, but that a colapse zone (as an example) really IS important.
    The only problem is when the instructor doesn't know that they are "bad examples" or screw ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    The only problem is when the instructor doesn't know that they are "bad examples" or screw ups.
    Good point
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