A relatively calm resident arrives back at her Alameda County home to discover it on fire. She is able to get some help from neighbors who search for a nearby green line (in the video above) and then use it in defensive mode.
T-bone, the man on the pipe, without helmet cam (without even a helmet), made sure no good deed goes undocumented. We end up with a nice. steady point of view shot of the initial attack and even a quck closeup of the nozzleman.
Before we jump on T-bone for not taking the first line in the front door, protecting the means of egress and heading to the room on fire, or not getting close enough to the windows for the stream to be effective, we might want to see if they estimated the stretch properly to begin with or if the green line was played out to its maximum length.
Kudos to T-bone for explaining to the homeowner, who was apparently intitially upset that the firefighters pausing down the street ("Over here! Hello! Can't you see it!"), that the hydrant was near where the rig stopped.
It's great that either a police officer or firefighter immediately moved the homeowner and T-bone out of harm's way, but shouldn't they also be asking them right away if everyone is out of the house? Just a thought.