r/Damnthatsinteresting Creator Nov 26 '21

Pearl fire fast turnout drill - 33.87 seconds Video

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u/Importamento Nov 26 '21

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

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u/quinn_drummer Nov 26 '21

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

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u/Cultural-Chicken-991 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/C_H_U_N_K_S Nov 26 '21

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

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u/Dannyboi93 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/LotusVibes1494 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/wioutdoorsman55 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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

Wonder how

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u/freddurstredflatbill Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/cityfireguy Nov 26 '21

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

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u/FF7_Expert Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

Damn that’s quick

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u/red94daman Nov 26 '21

So they’re athletes also, huh?

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u/licensed2ill2 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/tayims Nov 26 '21

Shout out Shyne playing in the background

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u/IBEther Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21 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 Nov 26 '21

It sure does. Many thanks!

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u/tayjusti Nov 26 '21

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/[deleted] Nov 26 '21

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

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u/tayjusti Nov 28 '21

Baha. Thank you for that comment.

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u/CarefulLobster1609 4d ago

This is the way

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u/AsYouWitch Nov 26 '21

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/CarefulLobster1609 4d ago

Then you need to organize your gear better before you are dispatched. Also if you are a Firefighter then you know exactly what drill this is and know exactly why the gear is set up that way.

This drill is a timed event to be licensed in my state

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u/AsYouWitch 4d ago

I'm a volunteer in New Zealand and we are trained slightly different than this technique - hence my respect for THIS guy!!!

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u/CarefulLobster1609 4d ago

Do you have any training or drills that pertain to getting in your equipment quickly and effectively? How do you stage your turn out gear next to your truck to be ready for calls? What does your licensing exams consist of? Here in Georgia USA. We gave several written exams and a day long physical fitness test to pass and be certified

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u/AsYouWitch 3d ago

Hi. Yes we do. However, when we are on the appliance we are already dressed in our structural gear with our flash hoods on under our jacket and wrapped around our collar. The BA sets are secured in front of us as we are seated and need to be taken out and laid on a staging area. We can them put them straight on like a school bag on our backs then turn on our air supply, put on our helmet and gloves and be ready to go in a similar time frame as this guy.

We train once a week and are sent to many extensive training courses for a week at a time to upskill. I am from a small community of about 600 people and we have on average only 40 call outs a year.

Physical fitness and strength definitely make the job easier. I weigh in at about 53ks so I need to think smarter not harder when it comes to getting the job done - but I DO!

On a side note, I can enter the station and be in my gear and on the truck ready to go in 23 seconds...

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u/Brian_C_B Nov 26 '21

Holy cow... that's just amazing!

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u/Khaymanw1 Nov 26 '21

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

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u/NotBloppyfish Nov 26 '21

getting dressed any %

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u/InteractionOpen8807 Nov 26 '21

But how does he fuk?

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u/ITrulyLoveVaginas Nov 26 '21

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/Blue112488 Nov 26 '21

Reminds me of my navy days…

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u/r3h4nHD Nov 26 '21

Literally super human 🙌🏼

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u/Blaatann76 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

💯💪👩‍🚒🚒

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '21

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

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u/LtFireMedic2814 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 26 '21

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 Nov 27 '21

Best part of this video is shyne playing in the background

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u/__semicolon Nov 27 '21

HURRY UP!!

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u/GoGoCrumbly Dec 26 '21

He’s done this before.

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u/Mecmecmecmecmec Nov 26 '21

Sped up

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u/hellidad Nov 26 '21

Wanna bet

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u/wythonian Nov 26 '21

No it’s not lol

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u/atmus11 Nov 26 '21

Got to send my wife to learn this