Vehicle fires can be fun, especially when they are well involved and producing significant flame. They can also be a real drag too, especially when you can't get the hood open, a sealed cylinder pops or you have a three dimensional flammable liquid fire. Or, when you get caught on the rig in a prom dress and the damn shoulder strap on your gown keeps slipping off.
It looks like the prom princesses in the above video had a little fun and found the incident to be a drag when they on-sited a vehicle fire while all dollied up for a parade in Padua, MN. The firefighters, who were from the Sedan Fire Dept, did exactly what any firefighter would do, they grabbed a hoseline and put the fire out.
It looks like they modified their tactics to their attire and I'd bet that a properly attired crew arrived soonly to complete the extinguishment and overhaul.
Comments over at Statter 911 run the gamut, with some folks lambasting the pair for not being in their PPE and others praising their actions. After viewing the video, I would have to say that the risks they took were not extreme and, under the circumstances, probably appropriate.
Regardless, the video is awesome and the pair gets a "Firefighter of the Shift Award" from Capt. Schmoe. Strong work ladies er..I mean laddies.
Thanks to Dave Statter over at Statter 911 for getting this video out there.
Thanks to you, for reading,