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Raw video: Johns Creek, GA house fire.

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Video from a house fire in Johns Creek, Georgia recently posted to YouTube. No further information.

 

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  • Glenn

    That’s a lot of fire.

  • Glenn

    Interesting to see the grass start up in front of the house some ways away from the the structure. Radiant heat! PPE

  • Hayden

    That was embarrassing. Not ready for game day, need more practice!

    • N GA FF

      agreed

  • Denny Crane

    Three minutes to get the stick in place… spraying water into the dirt across the street… These are things that don’t play well in view of the public.

  • Scott

    Would like to have seen more. Seemed to be slow getting the ladder going. At first I thought the ladder was the only one there until the crew came from the right. Deck guns and 2.5’s.
    Assume there were hydrants there by the line into the ladder.

  • Just A Fireman

    Wow. From the vid, it appears the homeowner was home when this started. Seems pretty well advanced for what would have been early notification. They did a nice job of watering the landscaping across the street!

  • OldSutterOne

    If anyone knows, I’m currious as to why it appears to take so long to get the ladder tower into operation. At the beginning of the video, they have water and the turntable operator keeps going up to the turntable and then to the ground. About 2 minutes of operation could have tamed this monster. Not that it mattered.

  • Jeff

    Guy at the end: I put out fire with my BOOOOTS!

    10 seconds of arm-chair: are we going to use that ladder pipe on the fire?

    I’m guessing that thing was gone on arrival; it was certainly gone at the start of the video.

  • Fire21

    I don’t think they saved that one! I’d be curious what the problem was with the aerial…took forever to get it rotated.

  • VolFFinNC

    Wish we had some more information on this fire. I’d like to know how well involved it was by time the 1st engine arrived as the lady in the video said the homeowners called when it started and got out safely.

    From the video there wasn’t much they could do except defensive operations.

    Dave it seems that the Johns Creek FD is a newer full-time department. From their website: “The Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) was launched October 7, 2008. Prior to that, life safety and fire protection services were provided by Fulton County for more than 30 years.” source: http://www.johnscreekga.gov/services/fire.aspx

  • Retired Chief

    Trying to be positive I will assume they just took delivery of the ladder truck the same day and didn’t know how to operate it.
    I’m not sure about all the other guys operating one handline.

  • Tree

    Looked like recent construction – toothpicks and cardboard. Surprised it lasted as long as it did.

    Never mind the guy on the turntable – there appeared to be some confusion in the bucket. They obviously need more drill, since it appears they’ve had the truck for a while.

    They’ve got a population of over 76,000, and are a bedroom community for Atlanta, so this couldn’t have been their first barn dance.

  • jon

    i was a little uncomfortable with how close the handline crew on the A side appeared to be getting to the structure. a collapse of that house wasn’t a matter of if, but when (and the water from that two-and-a-half was doing next to nothing anyway).

  • Wilson Says

    Hell of a lot of fire, BUT that is NO EXCUSE for this fire departments action(s). Embarrssing and Shameful. Time to re-group and train on the Basics! WOW totally AMAZED!

  • Anonymous

    All,

    This fire occurred in the city of Roswell approximately a week or so ago. Johns Creek responded to the scene on mutual aid with an engine and truck to assist.

    The alarn was dispatched as a working fire with the first engine arriving to find the house well involved with two victims needing medical aid. Also operations were hampered by low water pressure and high winds which started several small spot fires.

  • Me

    All,

    This fire occurred in the city of Roswell approximately a week or so ago. Johns Creek responded to the scene on mutual aid with an engine and truck to assist.

    The alarn was dispatched as a working fire with the first engine arriving to find the house well involved with two victims needing medical aid. Also operations were hampered by low water pressure and high winds which started several small spot fires.

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  • 95%er

    me thinks they had some form of sensor error of other electronic indicator that prevented the ladder from operator.

    Looks like the chauffeur kept on going back and forth to the cab. He didn’t touch the outrigger controls so it might have been the PTO or master power switch. It would be interesting to find out what the issues were.

    The current and future generations of aerial devices are not going to be fun to keep operating with all of the electronic sensors and override controls.

    • He

      @ 95%er, I agree 100%,,,, some type of micro-sensor malfunction,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • old man 1

    The house was lost upon arrival but it didn’t help public opinion of their fire department seeing that ladder getting put into operation.

  • sprinkler plan reviewer

    I will not fault the FD! Looks likes a great case for residential
    sprinklers.
    Flow from a one inch line on city water or a NFPA 13 R tank system would have worked out much better(300 gal)
    The only problem this approch is the builder and the local officals jacking up the price on the home owner to increase their own take .(hahahaha) that never happends.
    The other thought is that the builder will increase the price of the home by telling you that several additional sheets of dry wall and smoke alarms are just as good as a home sprinkler system,what a loser!
    Just sprinkler the new homes less loss of life. (PUBLIC & US)

    • Cappy

      Amen

    • ShamrockCapt

      I have to agree. Good ad for residential sprinklers. Low water pressure or not, one head would have at least kept the fire in check until the FD arrived. The family is lucky to have escaped with their lives.

      I’m curious how long from the start of the fire until the first 911 call? Did the occupants call or did a neighbor? Any house we’ve pulled up on this well involved there was a LONG delay from discovery of the fire until the initial call – always because the occupant attempted to extinguish the fire!

  • TD

    I would have preferred they turn that aerial on the two ladies commenting.

  • Steve in NJ

    Training! Training! Training!

  • cbj

    Training needed on how to handle a big line. That certainly aint how to do it. Regardless, that would be described as heavy fire. Heavy winds and modern construction.

  • N GA FF

    until i found out that this video was in roswell i was completely disgusted with JC. nonetheless the location doesn’t change how unprepared they look.