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A demonstration showing why sprinklers are a good idea.

What strikes me as amazing is how fast a fire can engulf a room. It can get pretty dangerous, even fatal, very quickly in the right situation. They certainly made a compelling case for sprinklers.

Also, it’s cute how the firefighters need to put each other out.

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Scene sizeup is worth every moment, but witnesses might not realize.

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Seems they had intriguing methods to pump water at a high pressure before electricity.

The Charlotte, N.C. Fire Department demonstrates the operation of an 1866 Jeffers hand-pump engine, a 1902 American steam engine and a 1905 American LaFrance steam engine.

The steam engines really brings “fighting fire with fire” to life.

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This man spent 6 decades so far as a firefighter. Not even a serious illness could dampen his dedication.

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Just like pilots, you should get into the habit of doing a quick “pre-flight” safety check of your apparatus & truck before every call. Chief Wylie explains the advantages of this important safety tip in this episode of FireGround Flash Tips.

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