WARNING: From experience I expect that some will object to this video. Others will say it shows the reality of the fireground. I have mixed feelings on this one, but I try to err on the side of showing something that is instructional that’s already on the Internet and not censoring based on my own feelings. In other words, leaving you to make your own judgments. The clip was posted to YouTube today by sharknut12, where you will find other videos from the San Bernardino Fire Department.
It is from a fire on February 28 in the 1100 block of Tia Juana Avenue in San Bernardino, California. The video is a combination of a firefighter’s helmet-cam and news footage. It shows the officer of the first engine finding a victim who was reported trapped in the burning home, removing the 55-year-old man with the lineman and starting CPR. The man, Steve Duncan, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Steve Duncan wasn’t breathing when fire crews found him during the 2:16 p.m. two-alarm blaze Tuesday in an 800-square-foot house along the 1100 block of Tia Juana Avenue.
“There was a woman who escaped,” Capt. Ben Alexander said this morning. “Apparently they were in there together.”
The fire started in the kitchen, Alexander said.
“Once the fire spread from the kitchen to the living room, the victim was cut off from the front door,” said Alexander. “He couldn’t escape. There were bars on all the windows.”
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