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Firefighter fights flamethrower with firehose, raises questions

Firefighter fights flamethrower with firehose, raises questions


This is not standard procedure

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In this video, a person who appears to be a firefighter uses a shielded firehose to battle a high-powered flamethrower. At 13 seconds, you can take a moment to watch the entire thing without feeling as if part of your day has been lost to the latest scrimmage in the timeless war of the elements.

Now I'll be fielding questions, because surely you have many:

Is that a firefighter or merely someone who has acquired a firefighter uniform?

An excellent query. As you might know, going head to head with a flamethrower isn't standard firefighter behavior. I have firefighters in my family, so I can say confidently that many if not most firefighters prefer to use their free time watching sporting events, grilling red meats, and pontooning with some fairly priced cool brews. So, my guess is this is not a professional firefighter.

Are you sure?

There are a few additional context clues that have me thinking, "This is either a very bad firefighter or a miscreant who robbed a firefighter's locker while he was off pontooning." For starters, either teenagers or poorly dressed men appear standing mere feet from this fracas.

Maybe it's an educational program?

Possibly, that would certainly explain why the demonstration is happening on a playground. What it wouldn't explain is the swing set, which appears to have been burnt into an unusable state.

Does the person in question's career status have anything to do with the novelty of this video?

Of course not.

Does it have anything to do with the safety of those poorly dressed men / teenagers / miscreants?


Is it concerning that there appear to be at least a half-dozen fire extinguishers littered in the yard all willy-nilly-like?


If I enjoyed this video, what else might I enjoy?

People who shoot fireworks into frozen lakes.

What is pontooning?

The only way to kill a weekend in the Ozarks.

UPDATE: Did DenisV find an even better video from this same incident?

Yes. Yes, DenisV did.