We are getting closer to the day that I predicted a few years back where I will be able to post videos shot by both the rescuer and rescuee from the same fire. I think this video is an important step in the evolutionary process that will eventually bring us to that momentous day.
For a number of years we have been seeing the helmet-cams in operation that give us point-of-view (POV) video of firefighters doing their jobs. The clip above is the poor man's version of the helmet-cam extended to the citizen firefighters who bravely staff the green lines. I believe this is what is known as a green line "all hands" job. Green line in the right hand. Video camera in the left. Burning Jetta in front. Garage with melting siding is screen right.
As for me, I would have put down the camera (or not picked it up in the first place) and tried to make sure the exposures were cooled down. But I guess that is just old school, pre-YouTube type of thinking. I'm such a dinosaur.
On a more positive note for future generations, I think the extended thumbs that constant texting will almost certainly bring to the evolutionary process will eventually also be of great help to green line stream presentation.
No information on when or where this was taken.
Also on STATter911 …
- Helmet-cam: House fire in Florala, Alabama. – September 17, 2012
- Cameras everywhere: Catching a firefighter’s frustration over slow water. – October 9, 2012
- Helmet-cam: Two more from Highland Park, Michigan. – August 1, 2012
- A STATter911 video contributor makes the big time. Huff Post features a year on Scott Ziegler’s lid in Highland Park, Michigan. – January 3, 2013
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