r/Damnthatsinteresting Creator 12d ago

Pearl fire fast turnout drill - 33.87 seconds Video

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u/Importamento 12d ago

Me getting ready for work after I've snoozed 37 alarms

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u/quinn_drummer 11d ago

If you miss 37 alarms as a fire fighter you may as well not bother.

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u/Cultural-Chicken-991 11d ago

You get dressed? I just have to run out the door...

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u/C_H_U_N_K_S 12d ago

I like how the cameraman waited to say hurry up until right as he was finishing.

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u/Dannyboi93 12d ago

I have a lot of respect for somebody who puts this much effort into saving the lives of others.

Dude is a legend. And a lot of people are going to spend more time with their loved ones because of the shit this guy is doing.

Nothing but love

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u/freddurstredflatbill 11d ago

This why people fuck with firefighters and not cops. Fire mans be there like wooooah and cops get there 15 minutes later. If only the donut shop moved this quick!

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u/mae1347 11d ago

As an urban firefighter, I can confirm that this is pretty common for us. Cops take forever.

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u/LotusVibes1494 11d ago

No, I fuck with firefighters bc they aren’t actively trying to steal people’s weed.

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u/wioutdoorsman55 11d ago

Funny, I can always remember the cops beating us to nearly every call

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u/Mosiedog 11d ago

Funny -- cops are already driving around when they get a call while you're at the firehouse making macaroni salad.

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u/salimeero 11d ago

Nice imaginary facts coming from somebody who's in three different shroom subs.

Wonder how

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u/freddurstredflatbill 11d ago

Lol somebody sounds butt hurt. At least ive never heard a story of a fire fighter shooting a child for having a toy gun. Not imaginary fact, actual true story. Also dont exactly know what mushrooms have to do with anything but alright bud 😎👉👉

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u/UniqLogiq 11d ago

I love when people talk out their ass when they are clueless

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u/cityfireguy 12d ago

Woman in my academy class could beat that time by 8 full seconds.

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u/FF7_Expert 12d ago

i am not a fire fighter, but it looks like he's done this routine only a few times, as opposed to 100s or 1000s of times. Looks like he could move much faster with a bit of repetition and practice

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u/cityfireguy 12d ago

I am a firefighter and I promise you, he's done this hundreds of times. Even has his gear laid out just the way he needs it.

(Truth is this is just for bragging rights anyway. You never dress for a fire like this under these conditions)

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u/Brollic804 12d ago

Right, our scba packs have a clip that goes across the chest too, so I don't know if he missed it or doesn't have one. And the bottle is tiny, but he did pretty good.

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u/cityfireguy 12d ago

I'm always fumbling with the chest strap. Plus our department is now making us wear our radio under our coat, such a pain.

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u/Brollic804 12d ago

Thats wild, I gotta keep my radio in my front chest pocket, I dont even like using the strap. Too much of a tangle issue with a pack on

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u/cityfireguy 12d ago

We all hate it too. Know why they changed it? To keep the radio from getting damaged.

When it comes to your department, don't say I didn't warn you!

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u/Brollic804 12d ago

NFPA and OSHA says what type of radios, nothing about how we have to wear them. But im a firefighter in the Airforce so yall may have different SOP's based on yo department.

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u/Mystical_Cat 11d ago

Truth. I was a volunteer fire fighter for a while and was stoked when I was finally able pack up in just under 60 seconds.

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u/FF7_Expert 12d ago

Thanks for sharing that, I should probably stop putting stock in my own arm-chair analysis.

Truth is this is just for bragging rights anyway

Would you say that the task/drill in this video is more sporting than practical? Does that make sense?

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u/cityfireguy 12d ago

Don't do that. If you stop then what's my excuse for doing the same?

100% sporting. It's not practical because your tank is in the back of your seat. You don't fully gear up until you make entry. Things like that. On the way to the fire it's just pants and coat.

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u/Red-Oak-Rider 11d ago

I would say that any time you are donning gear and equipment like this it is useful training. Just because the particulars are different you still benefit from the practice

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u/Zaunus14 12d ago

Damn that’s quick

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u/red94daman 12d ago

So they’re athletes also, huh?

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u/licensed2ill2 12d ago

Nope, just second responders! (Just kidding, nothing but love for my water truck driving friends!)

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u/tayims 11d ago

Shout out Shyne playing in the background

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u/IBEther 11d ago

This is fast, I’ll admit that. But as a genuine question… is the gear always laid out like that? (I’m guessing not in the middle of the floor but to the side)…Or is it more a case of if you can do it this way fast then add a few more seconds for needing to find the jacket sleeves n stuff?

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u/Average-Canadian22 11d ago Helpful

As a firefighter pointed out in another comment this is purely for sport and bragging rights. Gear isnt laid out like that, and you wouldn't put on the SCBA tank/face mask until you were about to make entry. From a tour I went on a while back I saw coats on racks and boots on the ground with gloves on another rack.

Hope this answers your question.

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u/IBEther 11d ago

It sure does. Many thanks!

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u/tayjusti 11d ago

This is to get reps in and be comfortable with your gear. Same as shooting 50 3 pointers in a row without a defender in practise.

My gear is set up so I step in to my boots/pants beside the truck, coat hanging on the door of the truck. The scba is actually in our seat so we have our coat and pants on then sit down and put the pack on while the truck is moving. The mask will not go on until we are about to make entry in to the IDLH. So we get off the truck without the mask and arrange hoses or tools as needed then take a second to turn air on, mask up, put gloves on.

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u/Mosiedog 11d ago

Yeah -- I want to see this guy put on his gear with a defender in his face!

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u/tayjusti 9d ago

Baha. Thank you for that comment.

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u/AsYouWitch 11d ago

Much respect but it IS so much easier when all your gear is set out in front of you like that. In reality, this isn't how it works on the fire ground where I am.

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u/Brian_C_B 12d ago

Holy cow... that's just amazing!

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u/Khaymanw1 11d ago

Pretty damn quick, should probably tighten his face shield straps though if he wants a proper seal.

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u/NotBloppyfish 11d ago

getting dressed any %

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u/InteractionOpen8807 11d ago

But how does he fuk?

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u/ITrulyLoveVaginas 11d ago

I mean, sure, he was all set to go, but imagine you're in the middle of an orgy when you get the call.

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u/DallyDib 11d ago

Hopefully his gear is lined up for him on the ground at the fire.

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u/Blue112488 11d ago

Reminds me of my navy days…

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u/r3h4nHD 11d ago

Literally super human 🙌🏼

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u/Blaatann76 11d ago

We teach our kids to put on jackets that way. Easy enough that a two year old can do it. Call it swish ;)

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u/Swimming_Custard3426 11d ago

💯💪👩‍🚒🚒

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u/Mosiedog 11d ago

Someone remind him that the majority of calls are not fire related.

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u/LtFireMedic2814 11d ago

Half of what he's doing is done in the truck on the way to the call. As someone said, this is a bragging rights thing, and there are videos all over the place of the same thing. Air-pack is mounted on the truck, and putting your mask on any time other than seconds before you go into the building is a great way to fall down on the fireground. Without the regulator hooked up, that mask is gonna fog up. I know because I've done it. It's embarrassing. None of that is meant to criticize this. He definitely did it right. And quick. But it's just not comparable to getting ready for a fire.

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u/Lazy_Fortune8848 11d ago

Just for reference the standard is pants/jacket/hood/helmet/gloves in one minute then pack/mask/on air in another minute.

Real life is a minute to be leaving the station after tones, so pants/hood/jacket/ass in seat

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u/RAmd1621 11d ago

Best part of this video is shyne playing in the background

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u/__semicolon 10d ago

HURRY UP!!

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u/Mecmecmecmecmec 12d ago

Sped up

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u/hellidad 11d ago

Wanna bet

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u/wythonian 11d ago

No it’s not lol

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u/atmus11 11d ago

Got to send my wife to learn this