Portland Vintage Truck Company Firefighter Close Call

Update – I felt a recent comment to one of my Youtube posts was actually worth reporting here:

Portland Fire Dept. 1980 That’s the Engineer (driver/operator) of the Ladder Truck seen on fire. He lived. And he learned. 15 years later at a fire training seminar, this video played to hundreds of firefighters in attendance. The instructor asked the audience members for their reactions. The responses were much as are posted here. The speaker then announced: “Well I’m the idiot it that video and I’m here to teach you everything I learned”. And it was much more than just PPE and SCBA.