Firefighter Close Call Video – Air Bag Danger During Care FIre

This firefighter seems to be wearing full turnout and air pack, but watch as the air bag explodes under heavy fire load. This video highlights another danger to be aware of when attacking a vehicle fire.

Things to watch for:
Air Bags
Struts in rear windshields, hatch backs, trunks, etc.
Gas tank
Non-domestic automobiles have struts in the bumpers which can blow off under extreme heat.
Magnesium Block
Propane powered vehicles
Electric Powered
BBQ tanks in trunk or back seat

Can you name any others? Add to the comments section and always be safe and follow your departments standard operating guildines.

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