I found this video on youtube posted by SFirish06. The title had me curious and I was looking for certain footage anyway so I watched. This is a great video compilation featuring some neat footage.
Just a couple of points of interest before I let you watch. At 2:10 you will see my classmate and co-worker Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Estrada fall victim to thousands of pounds of wall when trapped under a collapsing facade. He survived and is still recovering from extensive leg injuries. When this accident happened it was a topic of great discussion online and I was forced to remain silent since I was still anonymous. I hope to interview Firefighter Estrada this year to get his first person account of this event. And just another quick note, that hoseline he’s holding and moving like a garden hose is a 2 1/2″.
At 3:10 is the video I was looking for initially. This is 1133 Mission street on the morning of December 17th, 2007. Truck 1 has yet to stick the roof so I’m not there yet, but this is the fire I got hurt at. Remember?
Enjoy the Best in the West, the San Francisco Fire Department: