Structural Firefighting: Boise (ID) Fire Department Helmet-Cam Video Shows Firefighters' Close Call

09/12/2013
The Boise (ID) Fire Department recently released a helmet-cam video showing a collapse at a residential fire scene. Check it out in the player above, or go to http://youtu.be/CepAmwlNBpA. A description of the scene indicated that this was a three-alarm fire at a three-story home. In describing video previously released of the incident, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan explained it was thanks to an alert firefighter whose training allowed him to recognize signs that the large structure was about to collapse, and the immediately notification from the Incident Commander warning firefighters to back away from the structure that likely saved several lives. "Calm heads mean good decision mak...

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