A Firefighters View of Fighting a Fire (Using a Helmet Camera)

Have you every wondered what it is like to be a firefighter attacking a fire from the inside of a house?  The video below was not shot in Stamford, but does represent is a good handling of a routine “room and contents” fire with some extension.

The house is a vacant 2 story residential building under renovation with fire showing on 2nd floor upon arrival of the first due apparatus. The quick interior knock down of the fire occurred even before arrival of the 2nd due engine. All firefighters on the inside of the building were wearing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as well as a full set of turnout out gear.

Keep in mind.. not all fires are this easy to put out.  There are many variables that affect how stubborn each fire is.

About the Author

Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.

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