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I-57 CAR FIRE WELL INVOLVED-MERCEDES BENZ

MATTESON,IL FIRE DEPT
I-57 @ VOLLMER ROAD
F/I MERCEDES BENZ FIRE

EARLY FOOTAGE BEFORE MATTESON'S ENGINE CO'S ARRIVAL

FILMED BY TODD SHERMAN

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Comment by Art Sutherland on June 21, 2009 at 6:51pm
Well its nice to see that they have the vests on this way everyong gets to see them while they breath all the smoke in. I like to two at the start looking at the camera, can you see me ok I might not be around tomorrow so take a good shot of me today. I can't understand how someone does something like this. I hope everything is cooled down when you are kneeling down in front of the car because during the training I took I am sure there are a few things that can blow.

Ya I did download the video to show our guys how not to fight a car fire and why we need a good medical plan.
Comment by Ron Becknell on April 9, 2009 at 4:17pm
Well as has already been stated there were some mistakes made but the hose stream application looked pretty good. Using the reach of the straight stream and then moving in with a semi-fog. As for the lack of SCBA it is not right but we have all done stupid stuff before. Thanks for posting the video. And I would really like to have a copy to use for training at my station.
Comment by Jeffrey S Austin on March 24, 2009 at 2:15pm
Well, no SCBA and look at that toxic smoke and vapors still coming out of the engine compartment. No primary eye protection and didn't even bother to drop their secondary eye protection down. Real macho until they get hurt. Safety vests for only two of three firefighters. A good video on how not to take care of yourself on the fireground and they will have no one to blame except for themselves when they are diagnosed with cancer in 20 or so years.

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