02/28/12 160 W - + 11 - 13 When Jet Dryers Burn

Here's your amazing fire video of the week, a burning jet dryer during last night's Daytona 500. What's a jet dryer, you ask? As Google informs, they're jet-powered blowers used in the racing industry (among others) for rapidly drying track surfaces. They're also used for clearing debris. This 8:48 minute video clip features lengthy footage of the firefighting effort, after a car driven by Juan Pablo Montoya collided with the truck-mounted dryer. The safety crews slash firefighters faced burning jet fuel that was also flowing down an incline. (The dryer truck is equpped with 200 gallons of jet kerosene.) Looks like numerous dry chemical extinguishers were deployed at first, followed by a handline from either a mini-pumper or a full-size engine. (Pierce is apparatus sponsor of the event.) By the end of the video, you'll see three pumpers on the scene. Someone post a run card! Great video. Easily the best-shot fire video you'll see this year. 

The first things they used were fire extingushers, which included a big fire extingusher on the back of the f-350. The fullsize pumpers were used to supply water to the f-350’s. It was a total of 5 pierce pumpers there. The handline pulled came from the second engine that arrived, not the first one that was stationed over there in that area. And for all you local people, Charlotte Motor Speedway puts on a class on how to a member of one of these safety teams once a year at the end of March.
Trey Evans - 02/28/12 - 18:00

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