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Why poper live fire training is so important. This took place in one of the best county departments in the nation. It shows we can all do better and bad things can happen anywhere. These 2 firefighters have never been in a fire before. They were trianed in a propane burn building.Sign up for the Tactical Building Blocks Group and let us know your thoughts.

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Comment by Brad Hoff on December 30, 2009 at 2:18pm
Some many factors come into play here but here is another question: Why didn't the Chief's that appeared in the video at the end put out a call on the radio to stop the exercise once they saw the trainees had no charged handline going up to the door or attacking the fire. Why didn't the chauffeur charge the line when they were still outside? Communication and safety are ALWAYS key elements at any time we involve a risk to ourselves!

Here is to a Happy and Fire Safe New Year!
Comment by Brian Bird on December 30, 2009 at 12:22pm
It is easy to get tunnel vision, and this exemplifies that! We really have to weigh the benefit of performing demos to the public with "live trainings" verses the costs of when we look like a bunch of Joey's literally running around the scene in shorts. That poor kid crying is probably having nightmares still.
Comment by Mark McGranaghan on May 28, 2009 at 12:01pm
Scary demo...Complacency perhaps? Or just plain madness!!!
Anyway, would it be possible to download a copy of this video clip?

Comment by Jerry Wells on May 7, 2009 at 10:28pm
This video works great to remind young firefighters that their line is actually a thirty to fifty foot tool. Don't act like a moth to the flame. Also, watch it again, but listen to the audio for the first time someone realizes that something is wrong. "SHE" sounds like she is about five years old. Lots of lessons to learn from this!
Comment by Don Huneke on March 30, 2009 at 2:36pm
No matter how many times I see this I get sick. Did one person in charge ever think twice about this, I guess not. What a stupid way to get sued, demoted or fired. No control, leadership or common sense.
Comment by Mary Jennings on March 28, 2009 at 3:36pm
I was speachless. why did they go in?
Comment by Brandon Caruso on March 18, 2009 at 10:08am
Comment by TODD SHERMAN on March 12, 2009 at 4:35am
Comment by ray aikins on February 26, 2009 at 5:27pm
holy s*** . first why go into that without doing a quick knockdown .!!!! and how old is the firefighters in this ,? bad bad judgement call
Comment by Ron Becknell on September 8, 2008 at 4:44pm
This is definetly a WTF! But I have to agree with Frank this is the result of limited training. I know some people think that is the perfect example of why we should no longer do Live Burn training. I think it is the opposite this is the REASON we nned to conduct live burn training and yes do it in acquired structures! We should conduct training in the safest manner possible which includes experienced people on the hose line and the most experience should be on the RIT line. In past live burn trainings we always used two back up lines one outside as RIT crew and one inside with the Safety Officers that were always inside with the crews. Training can be done safely it just requires more planning!

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