Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Incredible first-person view of a firefighter

firefightervid1.jpg

We all grew up wanting to be firemen. Look at the cool outfits! And you get to be a hero. Then it suddenly dawned on us that being a fireman means that you have to go really, really close to fires. Isn't that quite dangerous?

But now we can get a glimpse of what it's like to be a fearless firefighter with this fascinating video released by the San Bernardino County Fire Department. A camera attached to a fireman from Victorville, California enables you to follow his actions as his team were called to a structure fire with a single story home ablaze, with an adjacent building also beginning to burn.

According to the Fire Department, "an aggressive coordinated attack with hose lines and vertical ventilation" was launched, with the fire stopped in 30 minutes. 

You can see our man getting up on the roof, chainsawing ventilation areas (to enable smoke to escape and thus allow an inside search to be conducted) and getting up close and personal with the belly of the beast. Luckily no one was inside, with all residents accounted for - although a "large dog was found in search and was reunited with his owners".

So they looked cool, stopped a fire and saved a dog? Maybe we do want to be firefighters after all.

Related

hero1.jpg

Crystal Ball Sets House on Fire

GTA.jpg

Insane Traffic Jam Captured On GTA V

hoverboard2.jpg

The Real-Life Hoverboard That You've Been Dreaming Of Is Finally Here

Comments

More

A gym is offering 45 minute ‘napercise’ power nap classes

1000 times better than spinning

by Gary Ogden
28 Apr 2017

Turns out people now think Brexit was a mistake

Bit late now eh?

by Tom Victor
28 Apr 2017

This terrifying parasite infects fish and then becomes their tongue

The stuff of nightmares

by Tom Victor
28 Apr 2017

Donald Trump said that he thought being president would be easier

Yeah so did I

by Gary Ogden
28 Apr 2017

If your name is on this list, you’re probably an actual Viking

Does this give you a licence to pillage? Probably

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

The public voted on how to make toast and got it completely wrong

People cannot be trusted on ANYTHING

by Dave Fawbert
27 Apr 2017

Tom Watson MP on the political motivations of cinema despots

The deputy leader of the Labour Party assesses eight screen tyrants

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

We went hunting for ancient gold off the Welsh coast

Hunting for nuggets from the doomed Royal Charter

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

London Marathon hero has had his entry fee next year covered

Yeah, they can probably call it even now

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Inside the dark art of (actually decent) sports headline puns

An enduring British pastime - but why?

by Tom Usher
26 Apr 2017