This video clip is narrated by Jeff Cool from Rescue 3 of the FDNY. It's a small segment taken from the IAFF Fire Ground Survival Program. The video recaps the events that took place at a tenement fire on January 23, 2005 in the Bronx, New York - Which killed Lt. John G. Bellew and Lt. Curtis Meyran and caused severe and critical injuries to Lt. Joseph DiBernardo, FF Jeffery Cool, FF Eugene Stolowski and FF Brendan Cawley.
Firefighter Survival is comprised of many elements including having the ability to rapidly and safely exit from an upper floor when conventional exits are blocked or non existent. Carrying a Personal Escape System and knowing how to rapidly deploy it in the worst of all conditions can not only save your own life, but also a fellow Firefighter or a Civilian.
Train, Be Prepared, Stay Safe, Make the Save - SURVIVE!
Dale G. Pekel