03/09/11 65 W - + 9 - 4 Roof Work Up Close - Durham Helmet Cam

Ever wanted to see roof work up close? Check out this helmet cam clip from Durham as found by the Fire Critic. Single-story duplex fire on Washington Street with Ladder 1-B. Units responding were E1, E2, E9, L1, L2, Sq1, B1, B2. No audio, alas. Music on soundtrack instead. Video courtesy of YouTube user laddercaptain99

Awesome video! That’s a Ladder company that knows their job and does it well. Anybody know what that tool with the fork on the end that was strapped to the ladder is? Never seen that in 15 years in the fire service, but it looked like it was more handy than a regular pike pole for pulling the eave vents and getting the roof out of the hole that was cut.
Duda (Email) - 03/09/11 - 09:47

That is commonly referred to as a trash hook… they seem to be very popular for roof work in other areas of the country, with California coming to mind the most. We had one at my department, not even sure if it is still on a truck. They seem very useful on a roof. It is very interesting to see the different types of hooks used around our country, such as the Boston rake, San Fran hook, Eckert hook, etc.
Bob P. - 03/09/11 - 10:02

Does anyone else get as annoyed as I do with the music, particularly heavy metal, that is put on these videos? I think it takes away from the video and doesnt allow you to hear what is being said or what is going on around them. Leave the music off and let the video speak for itself.
Music Critic - 03/09/11 - 10:47

I think the music sounds good… not heavy at all.
kermit - 03/09/11 - 14:19

Awesome quick-work, doesn’t get anymore bread & butter than that. Get up, get it done, get down. Music was nice, not your typical head banging stuff. A lot of times, if there wasn’t music the audio would just be muffled voices and the noise of the camera shaking around a little.

It proves and reinforces the importance of having seasoned Truckies to do truck work, and seasoned Engine-men making the stretch…
Silver - 03/09/11 - 14:40

Im a fan of the music. Radioheads newest single by the way. I personally cant stand the noise that the helmet cam mic picks up (footsteps, helmet strikes and breathing) you can have it. Gimme something to listen to.

As far as the video. Loved it. Good stuff.
Jake T. - 03/09/11 - 16:59

Mute works, for those who prefer silence.
Legeros - 03/09/11 - 18:55

Nice to see that smooth bore being used…
Ingram - 03/09/11 - 19:48

Second that; diversifying in that aspect is a good thing. Great to have a tool like that in your arsenal at the ready…
Silver - 03/09/11 - 22:55

We Monday morning-quarterbacked this a little during training last night. Yes, there were some things that the crew did that could/would be deemed unsafe and could’ve been done differently, but it was all-around a good job by the crew. Kudos to DFD for allowing Capt. Mustache to post these videos to the weird wide web. I guess some departments don’t let that happen, and I guess I can understand why from a liability standpoint.
Duda (Email) - 03/10/11 - 10:31

And I like the music. Maybe not that song in particular, but I like having something other than the muffled sounds or silence. And I’ve noticed that in a lot of videos, the editor stops the music if there’s important and intelligible sounds or discussions caught on the audio track. Plus I like the Captain’s use of Foo fighters music in other videos.
Duda (Email) - 03/10/11 - 10:33

Jake, what was the name of that Radiohead song?
Kermit - 03/10/11 - 20:47

Song name “Reckoner”. Not their latest single. Off their 2nd to last album “In Rainbows” which was released online for free. In my opinion, one of the best bands to come out of the 90’s. So much so that in England (where they’re from) music critics classify other newer bands as “post Radiohead”. TMI? Never.

Jake T. - 03/10/11 - 23:07

Thanks guys for all the comments! Here is the link for the same video WITHOUT music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2KQAUF8..
Carl Hamlin (Email) (Web Site) - 03/19/11 - 10:44

Carl, awesome video Bro, definitely takes me back…
Silver - 03/20/11 - 01:08

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