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Let me give a shout out and some Christmas love to the THE Fire Critic Rhett Fleitz. He did find the video of the day (what do they say about squirrels who don’t see so well?). You all know how much I love citizen commentary on these videos. Rhett has discovered what will go down as a classic in this genre. Good job Rhett (to tell you the truth I didn’t even know Rhett was still blogging).
The scene is a house fire Christmas Eve in Corpus Christi, Texas. A woman’s voice is heard throughout talking to a man. She is a neighbor. The woman makes it clear from the start of the video she isn’t happy with the performance of the fire department. She mentions it a dozen times. Here are all her comments from the beginning of the video until 1:36:
They’re too slow. They’re too slow. They’re too damn slow. Those guys are really slow. They are too slow. They are slow as hell. That’s not the fire department, is it? They are taking forever, right? Too long, they don’t even have their gear on. These guys right here don’t even have their gear on. They’re too slow. It’s already been over five minutes since I got out here.
Too slow! From this to this in 2:30.
By my view you start to clearly see steam around 1:30 on the video. The flames begin to die down and vanish by 2:25 or so.
At 2:31 the woman suddenly takes note that orange stuff has gone away but she isn’t exactly sure who is doing it. It slowly dawns on her it’s the firefighters:
Well somebody is putting it out because it went down. That went down already. Are they on the other side? That was quick. It’s gone already.
Amazing. Truly amazing.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Stupid firefighter tricks: Russian edition. – June 4, 2013
- Must see video … then again, maybe not. – December 18, 2012
- Early video: The start of a two day long factory fire in Bridgeport, CT. – June 27, 2012
- Raw video: LAFD service station blaze. Distraught woman drives over supply line. – December 26, 2012
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