CLOSE CALL: FIREFIGHTERS “RIDE” COLLAPSE TWO STORIES DOWN AT WORKING FIRE (VIDEO & TRAINING VIDEOS)

Two L.A. City Firefighters are OK  after a close call where they “rode” a collapsing second floor of a two-story office building down to ground level after this structure fire in Los Angeles City this morning.

Members responded to a fire at the 51-year-old, 7,400-square-foot structure in the 1000 block of West Sunset Boulevard around 0100. The Firefighters “‘rode’ a partial floor collapse down onto the 1st floor and thankfully did not sustain any serious injuries. A portion of the floor in one room on the 2nd story collapsed and those two Firefighters, as stated, ‘rode’ the section gradually down onto the 1st floor. The members were taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Fortunately, the collapse came down with the members on that floor as it did, compared to previous collapses in many areas where Firefighters were injured or killed in the Line of Duty.

HERE is video from this morning’s scene: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU9gG3-SK3o
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HERE are videos that you can use for discussion or training:
Extreme Close Call-Commercial Building:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuKQKnyTBKs
Firefighter Falls Through Burning Roof: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v38jlcrKPSY
Firefighter Critically Burned – Fall Thru Roof of Dwelling Fire:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrZU2ZTr_0I
Firefighters Fall Into Burning Abandoned Structure:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JitjxSHonJc
Firefighters Trapped In Collapse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpPt0GBXpU
Firefighter Falls Thru Dwelling Roof:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X7TzTnSO9Y
Roof Collapses On Firefighters:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2022/04/01/burning-building-collapse-on-firefighters-duplicate-orig-as.cnn
Roof Collapses On Firefighters In Garage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1rri6–7j8
LEARN MORE HERE ABOUT FIRE COLLAPSES:
Chief Vinny Dunn: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYnTb_yeUVM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjLcL8c_hmA
Exterior Dangers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egihze_86Io
MORE re THE Firefighters Battlespace:
https://www.youtube.com/@thefirefightersbattlespace8323/videos
Tactical Consideration: Building Construction Affects Fire Behavior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6rzAkAXjk
Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions
https://training.fsri.org/course/001-eng-lumber
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