Video and audio from IronsandLadders.com of a three-alarm apartment fire around 7:30 PM on May 5, 2012 at 2830 Airport Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the view from a helmet-cam carried by a firefighter from Truck 8 of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Make sure you check out the wesbite’s very detailed account of this fire. Here is an abbreviated account excerpted from the video’s description at IRONSandLADDERS on YouTube:
This footage has been made into a training video and shows some good examples of VES and points out areas where we could have improved our VES techniques. We know it is not perfect, but thought it offered a good first hand view of Vent Enter Search being performed by a first in Truck Co with poor conditions in some of the units. It serves as an example of a building fire where people may want to assume that civilians could not survive from the front side, but shows how many survivable spaces were found on the backside of the structure. The fire involved 6 units along with heavy fire involvement in the attic. It also started the siding and the soffit of the neighboring building on fire. The fire was contained to the original 6 units that were involved upon arrival . The building had 16 units total.
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