There is much debate in our comments section about the use of master streams during the CNG fueled Metrobus fire in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on Friday morning. We originally posted a short YouTube clip and still pictures provided by Chief Drew Mutch of the Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Company. What I missed, that a reader pointed out in our comments section yesterday, is another much longer YouTube video. It begins just before the arrival of the first engine and continuously rolls for almost seven minutes.
Rather than a serious discussion on the merits of master streams when faced with this situation, the comments have devolved, as often is the case on the Internet, into name calling and a debate over who has the bigger nozzle. Because of that I don’t recommend you take the time to read the discussion. Depending on your own mental state, doing so could cause you to either do bodily harm to yourself or sue me for wasting your valuable time.
Unlike some of our comments on this subject, the video is quite interesting and seems to give a more complete picture of the conditions to help you choose sides in this issue.
Also on STATter911 …
- Watch this: The hidden hazards of a garbage truck fire. – June 26, 2013
- Cameras everywhere: Catching a firefighter’s frustration over slow water. – October 9, 2012
- Pre-arrival video & radio traffic: Two-alarm apartment fire in Whitehall, PA with transition to defensive operations. – October 26, 2013
- UPDATED – Must see video & radio traffic: Two rescued from Chicago apartment fire. Additional videos added showing master streams in operation. – November 14, 2012
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