There Goes a Fire Truck (1993) VHSApr 30, 2023
Kids love playing with
trucks, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a real
firefighter? so you and me are going to find out what it takes to be a firefighter and all about the great gear they wear so what do you say? We checked, most of the firefighters live in the firehouse when they are on duty when they are not. They don't put out fires they have chores to do just like the rest of us, well you were asking me what it's like to be a firefighter, firefighter, Dave, well I'll tell you what it's like, it's probably the best job in the world I've ever had. number of jobs i have been with a fire service for about 15 years and i really enjoy it we work 24 hour shifts there are eight of us at our station so we have to get along this is my second family i have a family at home and i have a family at the fire service our actual working day starts at 8 o'clock we start doing what we call station and equipment maintenance every day we are responsible for maintaining the equipment maintaining the station mopping the floors cleaning the toilets washing the fire
trucks making sure that all the equipment is ready because when you call 911 it is not ready the whole system breaks down due to an emergency what is the problem lady at your address is that a house or an apartment and your name and what is your phone number Agatha is ok here we have a house we will send the fire dept ok 131 135 131 fire structure 500 east of anaka either east and shot down it results in age map or d-david when a call comes in from emergency firefighters have to be ready for action and if you are not ready you stay behind it looks like firefighter Dave missed the fire truck.
I'll have to try to be faster next time. Firefighters also have to be specially equipped with the clothes they wear to stay. sure when fighting fires this is the firefighter clip and it's going to tell us a little bit about the specialized clothing you have to wear well firefighter Dave let's start at the bottom of the outfit and work our way up shall we? the boots he has on are steel toe rubber boots, they are to protect the feet of firefighters, many times he walks into a burning building, there may be nails or glass or something of that nature, so it helps to protect the feet from sharp objects and also your toes are steel in case something falls on you now the pants and jacket you wear are made of a material called Nomex now this is a fire retardant material that helps reduce flame or heat heat in the uniform too you wear your helmet it's a hard plastic that helps protect your head in case of things falling from the sky that kind of thing one thing to remember when you're inside a building and purchasing though we have all this good gear in it's kind of a false sense of security getting into a burning building the temperature can get very very hot sometimes 1200 degrees with all this quality of protection you're not really going to feel all that heat that's why the fire department they work in what we call the buddy go into a building together we protect each other if i see he's getting in trouble or maybe he's getting too close to the fire i can tap him on the shoulder and say come on fireman Davey let's go outside too it's getting dangerous that's why that we wear the protective clothing that you have in the helmet, the pants, the coat, the boots and also our gloves help us do our job a little better.
I forgot to close the valve. I guess you'd like to see that again. Well, I guess being a firefighter is as easy as I thought. they come out one by one to stabilize the fire truck so the big ladder can be put in the air once these support lakes are in place they prevent the truck from tipping over the firefighters prepare to lift the big ladder the operator must make sure there is no danger power lines get in the way the big ladder in the basket can go up a hundred feet in the air the fire truck is a really complicated machine but in the cab it looks a lot like a normal truck except there is lots of buttons and switches ask one of the real firefighters to show me how they work a fire truck works pretty much the same as a regular truck although we have a lot of extra buttons to deal with and i'm going to show you what some of those buttons do today up here We have buttons just like your normal truck for the lights, the headlights and the marker lights and stuff, but we also have a switch here that turns all the red lights on at the same time.
I can turn those lights off individually if I want to but one switch will turn them all on at the same time when I turn that switch on and then down here in the floor work we have some buttons that if I press with my foot they will activate the siren and make the siren go off and then here's another shape or the air horn and then we've got one more thing up here it's another type of siren so we've got two and this siren is the electronic side shape and you can turn it on just by flipping a switch up here Maalik you Hear cheers you've probably noticed that fire trucks have different types of sirens and they come from different places on the fire truck this machine has three different sirens this right here is the mechanical siren that is the main siren that you hear most of the time so right here this is an electronic siren that sounds more like an ambulance who is that occasionally - now these are the air horns these are the big horns that want to warn cars to move away this is a fire truck and this is used to pump water, without However we carry a couple of ladders and this is how we start where we keep them this is where the firefighter sits and that's where he rides his way to the fire and in this compartment we carry our water jug and that's about it when we're fighting a fire we get a little dehydrated we can have a little bit of water when we carry fuses and assorted tools and things in that compartment and then here we have what we call our engineers pump pedal and this is where all the pressure gauges and valves and other things are that we can have the water divert the water from one discharge to another or open another valve to allow the water to pass from the hydrant to the pump here we carry extra air cylinders and these are the same cylinders we use in our breathing apparatus back here we have the engine that drives this this engine runs it and runs the pump we also have the helmets we have our four inch hose and this is enough hose here on this pose bed to go from here to about five blocks down the street and at that On the side we have a two and a half inch hose and there is enough hose in there to run 12 football fields long and we use that hose to connect it to a fire hydrant and then get water out of the fire hydrant to where the fire is this is what what we call a monitor this is what we use on large fires because it can flow a thousand gallons of water a minute we can move it to any side of the engine we want it's so powerful it can tear down walls in these compartments here we keep our first aid supplies and use them because we go out with a lot of people who have been hurt or sick and this is basically what we need to take care of them one of the most dangerous jobs being a firefighter is working in the bomb squad this is the vehicle that pulls the trailer that has the container that contains the bomb now this is where they put the bomb if they think it might explode this container is very very thick as you can see and it's a v shape so if the bomb
goesoff in the air not to the sides where It can harm people or vehicles.
The clothes that the bomb squad wears are really interesting. What are you saying? We take look this is what we call a self containment suit or a bomb suit the long tech goes up to work on a suspected bomb he has to have this suit on and as you can see down here over his boots he has this part of the suit to protect your feet it's really hard here this particular leg stands up and they're like overalls this protects your body in case the bomb goes off now wear a jacket that covers this and what are we going to do now we'll put the jacket on now this is very, very heavy hey and as you can see it completely protects him when he has this song step right under here go ahead and put your helmet on ok and he is ready to go to work on a device he is fully protected he says anything happens he looks like an astronaut the ships firefighters are also used to fight some fires they come in all shapes and sizes the equipment you see behind me needs to be set up this primary function is to transport men and heavy equipment to the scene of the fire does not carry water does not carry warehouses all equipment in he is mainly used for forced entry for salvage and refit operations now we'll get a little closer let's look a little closer we'll start by taking a look at the camp this is where the captain in the engineer right in the fire apparatus the engineer is the person who drives and operates the unit the captain of course is in charge of the crew on this particular team we have four men captain and engineer and two firefighters firefighters back in this area this is known as a booster seat as you can see they travel looking back, we get a call, the firefighter gets in the unit, he's putting on his protective coat and putting on his pants, the other one. team, he's also putting on his breathing apparatus that way when we get to the scene of the fire, he's ready to go to work, he just has to get off the unit and he's ready to go to this particular compartment, as you can see, we have what appears to be a large fan which is exactly what it is this is a gasoline powered smoke ejector when we go into a building that is full of smoke we have to blow the smoke out for the firefighter to get in and put out the fire we do this by using the using these big fans we carry two of these in the unit this is the compartment that contains the levers that operate our outriggers and that we can get up and down the ladder ok mine this sheet up here is where we keep all our lapis lazuli stairs 16:24 the big ones 40 foot on this side we have another 16 another 20 and a 35 foot also in this compartment and they're a little hard to see but if you look really close up there here we have what we call pike poles long poles with a hook on the end we use those poles to take down roofs inside a building if we need to go up to the attic area ok now i'm in the unit basket as we told you earlier this will go 100ft in the air you see this big red thing here that's a nozzle there is basically no difference between these nozzles and the nozzle you have at home on your garden hose the only difference is that this slightly larger nozzle works the same In principle we can flow at a maximum of thousand gallons per minute through this nozzle.
You have to operate. It's just turning it like this and you get a broad pattern or you can get a very sharp defined pattern by turning this wheel. We can rotate. from the left or right by loosening it up as you can see up and down this rig is mostly used for large fires in large buildings where we need to get up above the fire shoot water on it to literally drown the fire another important the equipment that is used to fight fires is the helicopter that helps with rescues in moving equipment and can also carry small amounts of water now that it is big there are many different types of fire fighting vehicles this is a fire truck from the airport and as you can see, not all firefighting vehicles come in the color red.
This is one of the largest fire fighting trucks. Is yellow. It costs almost half a million dollars and is for fighting some very special types of fires. Hi, I'm Mike Strauss. I'm with Ontario Airport Fire. Department and today you're looking at one of the biggest trucks in the fire service today this particular vehicle is designed specifically to fly into an airport which means if there's a plane crash we'll go ahead and taxi we'll get this truck out and we'll throw water at it, it's designed specifically for airport firefighting and what we have here on the front or what we call two turrets and what they do is just throw water from here and here on top when they're throwing water at a rate of about 1,200 gallons a minute and that's about 15 to 20 full bathtubs of water a minute and the bottom one throws a little less rain than about 500 gallons a minute and what's also coming out of the water is what we call foam as if you take a bubble bath you have like foam on top of the water and that's what comes out of this too ok now we are inside the cabin and we use these headphones to be able to communicate with the tower which tells us if there is a plane on the way or not and to communicate with other firefighters and other fire trucks and inside the cab we control most of our firefighting by what we call joysticks and they are like a basic video game in their videos in their video stores or whatever , and can control theMost of your fire turrets I showed you earlier but as you move the joystick back and forth it will spew water in whichever direction you turn it and everything here is basically just like driving a normal car you have the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal and it has the gear stick, the steering wheel and the horn.
Different types of firefighters wear different types of protective gear, as you can see. he put on a yellow coat and you here at the airport wear silver cups, right? They are basically designed for the same thing to protect you when you walk into a fire the reason they are there aluminized is to reflect heat a little more than standard non fire mechs and they are a little heavier they are aluminized suits so they are a little heavier and can hold a little more heat they reflect a little more heat because they had a fire when it burns it burns about 2000 degrees the fuel itself so it allows us a little longer to be able to fight fire very closely and when we have down here they're basically the same thing in pants and they all have the normal firefighter boots and well here's a question for you Dave do you know why our firefighters have red suspenders?
No idea then wait there's pants you ready it's alright at this training center future firefighters are learning the skills they will need to do their job properly and safely in this lightning bullets and a fly going there let's go ontario medic Incheon 131 establishment command in a three story industrial building we have smoke and flames showing all units code three this is a condition B fire my command posts should be located in front of the building to the west truck 131 please communicate services public and ventilation we are aligned experienced firefighters have to maintain their skills too this is a practice facility where they start fires themselves and then practice putting them out even putting out practice fires is a dangerous business main statement we can make kids don't play with matches fire is our friend but it's also our enemy you don't want to mess with fire in any way before the matches in the lighters leave them in the hands of adults if you have a house fire leave your house you are a civilian inside the house we go in with protective clothing protective breathing apparatus you can see the temperatures i have melted the shield on my helmet so that is the kind of temperature without this protective clothing you would die almost immediately leave the house go to a neighbor call the apartment from a neighbor's house call 9-1-1 in most areas he cries even if the location of the fire don't hang up until told to by a dispatcher give us the description the type of call that is a type of fire you have and if you can on our arrival let us know if everyone is out of the house you can have a gathering place where all family members can meet say at the end of a driveway on the sidewalk something that that effect you help us then we know if the father and mother are there saying I have all my kids outside we know it's just a structure fire with no lives threatened our firefighters don't have to take undue risk we don't want to hurt the firefighters we don't want to lose civilians oh hi that's not a bit embarrassing this putting out fires didn't really work out as planned by firefighter Dave even though I was just pretending but they put me to work and they told me.
Yo if I do really well at this I can polish the truck tomorrow and remember kids fire is serious business don't play with fire guys this is firefighter Dave reminding you to watch other action videos live for kids including there goes a jet plane goes a locomotive goes a race car and more call our toll free number for more information
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