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Make this guy your water supply officer. A lesson in getting the wet stuff on the red stuff.

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A lesson in quickly handling a boat fire and getting water where it’s needed. I am not sure if this is an old or new video or when or where it was taken. But I had not seen it before. Enjoy.

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  • Fire21

    Yankee ingenuity!! That’s called thinking outside the box. That guy deserves a medal!

  • Sharppointy1

    LOVE IT! That’s genius level improv right there. I’m curious where this happened because the scenery looks very much like many of the created lakes here in Utah.

  • D. Schaefer

    Super, this guy has done better than some fire depts that I have seen.

  • Andrew

    I’m asking the Chief if we can add this to our training schedule…

  • Former Chief

    Quick thinking. Risky coming that close to shore at that speed, but quick thinking.

    • willowbay

      Good point, but maybe he/she knew the shoreline well. The language sounds like an Australian accent???? I agree – quick thinking. Like another past clip of Dave’s where the man put a living room fire out by blowing snow into it with the snow blower.

      • Former Chief

        Will, you’re probably right. I’m sure he was focused on the fire, but he would have had a bad day if his throttle stuck or steering failed. We would have seen a flying boat. At the end of the day he did a good job, I’m pretty sure I would not have thought of doing that.

        • CHAOS

          Any BRT would have a bad day with a stuck throttle or steering failure, too. Doesn’t stop us, does it?

          Pretty long odds.

      • Anonymous Kiwi

        New Zealand Accent.

  • capthoco

    But he is messing up the thermal layer and pushing fire to the unburned side of the boat. Oh my god!

    • Pedro

      Well he was utilizing a two and a half inch motor in his blitz attacks, so it’s ok

  • mark

    Awesome, sounds like the videographer was from Oz though.

  • Idiots in office

    Probably got a citation for creating wake too close to the shore.

  • FOBS

    New Zealand. Not Australia.

  • Dan

    No command established, no back-up line, no RIT Team before suppression activities proceed, no safety officer!!!! The Safety Gods are doing flips!!!!

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  • Bob



    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome.

    If only more BRTs were equipped with that level of ingenuity.

  • Fire21

    P.S. I LOVE the sound of that engine!!!

  • Will

    I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

    Captain John Paul Jones

  • Rob

    reminds me of someone I know who operates a septic truck for a living who came home to a fire in his house. Yep he used his truck to put it out.

  • Capt Dick

    I think I saw a 33 on side of that boat and Engles Pride on the back.

  • John Miller

    Looks really dry around the lake. I think perhaps he was thinking of a massive Wildland Fire?