08/26/11 218 W - + 6 - 6 Dave's Fire Videos / Boots 'n' Armchairs

Dave Statter has lately been posting some good fire videos on his blog, Statter911. Good in terms of fodder for discussion, for sure. The latest crop has been from the Eastern and Midwestern states: Indiana, Philly, Jersey, Spokane (tough situation on arrival on that one), and Iowa. Readers are entirely blunt in their assessments of the tactics and techniques on display, but they're also quick to praise and reinforce those things that work. There is perhaps a danger of diminishing returns, with regard to the relentless critical observations. Reader Gwoneg says it best in this response to Early Raw Video: House Fire in Pitman, New Jersey:

Wow, no one is good enough, are they?

Armchairs – "Never fight from the outside, always go in."
Boots – " But it went out, right?"
Armchairs – "Well, I guess outside is OK, but you used the wrong appliance."
Boots – "But it went out right?"
Armchairs – "I don't care if it went out, you are still clearly doing it wrong."

I know there are clear examples of poor tactics in some of the videos posted here on Statter , and I am glad for the learning value that those bring, but boy are we nitpicky.

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