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Early raw video: Garage fire in Vermont.

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Video from  of a fire on Monday afternoon on Parizo road in Highgate, Vermont (Franklin County). 

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  • mark

    Seems like it would have made more sense for the initial attack line to be where it ended up 2 minutes into the video. Protect the exposure thing. Not to mention, he seemed to have a better angle on the fire once he moved.

    Wondering if that was a 2.5 or 1.75. Since I’m sure we will hear from the folks that say the only way this fire could be extinguished was with a 2.5.

    Overall, nice work when being short-staffed, as most volliePOC departments are. We do what we can with what we have.

  • Bigjim

    It looks like one well involved barn, one engine, one 2.5″ line and two really good guys on the end of the line. Some of the FD’s we see on here ought to hire those two. From our view they got as much water on the fire as they could and made a pretty impressive knockdown on a structure that typically burns to the ground.

  • Mack Seagrave

    Great job Brothers. Big fire calls for a big line. 2.5″ was the correct line choice. The nozzleman did a really good job of bouncing the stream off the ceiling and the walls thus achieving a rapid knockdown of the fire. As is frequently mentioned here, when you knock down the main body of fire, most of your problems either quickly disappear or become quite manageable. Plenty of hustle by everyone working on the scene.

  • commenter

    A pretty good job for what looks like a fairly rural outfit.

    The line appears to be a 2.5″ , compare it to the 2nd, smaller line stretched at the end of the video.

    A “blitzfire” or a “Big Paulie” would have made that go out a little faster, as would have foam, CAFS, and/or an aspirating Vindicator Nozzle. A Vindicator on a Blitzfire puts out 500 gpm foam mix, roughly equivalent to to a 2000 gpm stream.

    • CHAOS

      Yep, sure will.
      Now if we can just get bigger budgets for the “fairly rural outfits”, they could all stock up on those goodies.

      For what they had and what they had to work with, nicely done.

      • commenter

        A ‘Big Paulie’ can be cobbled together from parts they probably already have, or could scrounge. It’s mostly a 1.5″ smoothbore, stream shaper, and 2.5″ x 2.5″ shutoff.

  • Blue

    Kudos to the nozzle man, ole boy was doin’ some work til help arrived!

  • Anonymous

    I would say great job. This is a rual area with a home response. If this was during a weekday, then most people are at work out of town. Highgate is not a very big town and backup is a long ways away. Over all good job

  • Anonymous

    It seems fairly obvious they may not deat with frequent jobs, but yes, stretching a something smaller with a flow of under 200 gpm would not be logical now would it? Maybe some would advocate an all-out battle with a lower flow hose-line. But that just doesn’t make too much sense does it?

    It’s so simple and so very basic.

    Good job all in all.

  • cappy

    Alternating with a slightly wider fog pattern back and forth to the mostly tight fog would have covered more surface area as well. It not just about gpm’s… it’s btu’s absorbed also. Application technique will make a difference. Good knock down.By the way.. get on some scba upfront on theses…. all kinds of crap in barns…

  • He

    Doin what you can with what you got. Those boys put a hurtin on the devil with that 2 and a half,,,excellent call there. Also,,,GREAT TO SEE THE GUYS ON THE NEXT IN ENGINE HUSTLING,,,, MOVIN WITH PURPOSE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rudedawg

    I think its great to see 2 guys CAN use a 2.5″ line correctly. You can’t ask for a better knock down than what this crew did with what they have. Go big early and go home sooner!

  • Steve in NJ

    Nice work. The appropriate size line AND the appropriate stream. Straight. Only thing that would have made it better would be a solid tip nozzle. This would have provided the same penetration and gpm with less nozzle reaction. Kudos to these guys and hats off to the FF who was working his butt off on the nozzle. Anyone who advocates the use of a fog pattern on this type of fire probably burns a lot of buildings down or just wastes a lot of water.

  • Capt Dick

    Wow what a let down. I shouldn’t have read the comments first. The video surely didn’t live up to it.

  • Janus

    The best way for protecting an exposure its putting the fire out!!!!.

    Nice work!!.