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Helmet-cam video: Ladder rescue at Virginia house fire

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Helmet-cam video from MSP608 taken during a September house fire in Waynesboro, Virginia that shows the ladder rescue of a man trapped on the second floor.

Before you comment you should check out the description that goes with the video (here). It includes a quite detailed self-critique from one of the firefighters who made the rescue.

Here’s an excerpt:

I tunnel visioned on getting to the victim and completely missed that I threw my ladder over top the uncharged hoseline that the first engine company deployed. It was a green line and blended in with the grass, but no excuse I still neglected the basic FF1 skill of actually checking for ground obstructions. Luckily one of the driver/operators identified that and corrected it before I climbed up.

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