¾ boots, bunker pants, helmet tetrahedrons and white-over-red cabs
Every now and then it’s good to look back, look at what inspired you, and do so without a critical eye but one that rekindles the spirit of service, adventure and – honestly – fun. All too often we can’t swing a dead cat without seeing some video or photo being dragged through the mud over what was done wrong, what should have been done right and so on. There’s nothing wrong with honest constructive criticism, especially among people who are up front (not anonymous) and open to both teach and learn.
Some days, though, it’s nice to just watch, be a buff and not a student or a teacher.
Here are some old (are the 90’s old? Good grief) FDNY videos from Benjamin Beytekin, riding along with Ladder Company 111 in Brooklyn.
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Also on Backstep Firefighter …
- Shot in the Arm: Boston Engine 33 – July 18, 2012
Response, Initial Work Videos – November 16, 2012
- Kinks. Even a Buff Knows to Chase Them – January 31, 2013
- Filling the Probie’s Pockets – October 18, 2012