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Old 01-25-2015, 07:49   #1
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Rolling car fires

I don't think these videos have been posted here. On another forum somewhere a guy posted about how he advocates choking the wheels of the burning vehicle... seems like that could lead to some nasty situations. Probably more important would be truck placement (especially the video of the highway exit ramp!):


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Old 01-25-2015, 07:51   #2
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I try to remember about exploding bumper / hood pistons at car fires. Does anyone here do anything (and how do you do it) for preventing a burning vehicle from rolling?
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:30   #3
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Never really thought about chocking the wheels. Never had a rolling car fire in my years of fire fighting. We always take a tool whether it's a pick head or a haligan to open up the hood if needed. Can easily take out a tire or two if needed.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:45   #4
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That's two great examples of 'Oh ****' moments for firefighters.

The ribbing the crews must have gotten from their collegues and the public would have been merciless!

Definatly something to think about.



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Old 02-25-2015, 12:24   #5
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I try to remember about exploding bumper / hood pistons at car fires. Does anyone here do anything (and how do you do it) for preventing a burning vehicle from rolling?
Chock a tire using a chock block off the rig. Or puncture the tires using the horn of a Halligan or an Amkus pry tool. Sometimes it's initially difficult to get close to the vehicle before you put the fire out though. There's not always a perfect solution.
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Old 03-18-2015, 13:04   #6
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Never even occurred to me to chock the tires of a burning vehicle.
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