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Firefighter training can be intense. This is "Confined Spaces" training.My training was amped up a little from this, as they filled our space with thick smoke. It's not for everyone. Enter the
worm tube and see if you have what it takes. This is an excerpt from "A
Firefighter's Journey", a documentary film about the fire academy
experience. It's as close to real firefighting as you can get.

For more information, go to: http://www.firewerxfilms.com

This film is a must see for anyone considering a career in the fire service.
If you have any questions regarding this footage or any part of Firefighter training, ask in comments and I promise to get back to you in this thread or in PM. Everyone is different. Some have no idea they are claustrophobic until they get in there. I have seen men much tougher and bad ass then I am freak out. It's not physical toughness at all. Some guys and gals have no idea, only to find out they are claustrophobic when they first put the SCBA mask on.
As always, Enjoy.
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Tags: Firefighter training, Confined spaces, SCBA, Timed Event, Claustrophobia, Weeding out, Evolution Training, Collapsed Structure Training, Worm Tube,
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  • That's how I feel when someone says, "Just go say hi to her."

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  • Believe it or not, some people crawl up a much smaller hole every day at work..it's called their bosses ass

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  • Fuck that.

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  • I wonder why cops don't have that specific training.
    *calmly munching a donut and sipping on coffee*

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  • did this 30 yrs ago under water near grotte di nettuno in sardegna, italy. the passage was so tight I could hardly squeeze thru although I had only a slim 7 litre bottle on my back. got totally dark after a few meters and I was lucky to find a huge cave after crawling about 40 meters horizontally, enabling me to turn around an make my way back to the light. admit I had been an enormous fool doing this, still gives me goosebumps only thinking of it. If I had panicked or not found that cave, I'd p More..

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  • Makes my chest tight just watching this. Damn.

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  • Here how it in Harburg county ,lower Saxony Germany.(near Hamburg.).First you Work all Time with a Troop Leader and a Troop Man.

    We have a Maze of Mashboxes in a Smoked dark room that is heated in 104 F. (40 Degr. Cels).But before you enter in Full gear with Mask on and Bottle on the Back,you have a go onto the Endless Ladder 90 Foot (30 Meters)and Jogging 3 min.Then you go into the Maze that have 2 Floors with Holes and Traps that you have Pass, so small,that it´s difficult to get trough w More..

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    • @Musstika
      Tip of the cap Brother. I have been through somewhat similar training as well. Confined spaces drill 100 is 14 minutes long, while the drill for Urban Search and Rescue CS-Collapsed Spaces (USART) and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT-Firefighter Rescuers/Specialized-Tactical) can be up to 40 minutes.

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    • @Fire37Rescue

      The wohle thing is going ,when you make all Test Ready in about 30-45 min.Only when you can ration your Air you make it.I got in with 310 Bar and get out with 75 Bar. (in with 4496 Psi and out with 1087 Psi.That a good Result.During the Training I have not only one Firefighter seen with a deafening noise of the alert that his Pressure is Low.When this Pipe is going off you have to leave the Building at once.Outsite one Firefighter controls how much Air used up how many Pressure More..

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  • In our Fire service when we perform a partial set removal to crawl through a tight space, we always travel feet first to prevent the BA set falling down an unknown hole and ripping the mask off our face. Yes, we cant see where we are travelling but when its smokelogged we cant see anything anyway.

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    • @Flooky2 on our department and the way we were trained at our academy was to go in head first and keep the tank in front of you tight to your body with the regulator side rapped around your arm so if you did hit a hole you would save it from ripping your mask off

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  • Couldn't do that, even watching it gives me the first stages of claustrophobia.

    Do you use real smoke in your training? When I did fire survival training for a certain job, we had to navigate through a training warehouse full of obstacles, stairs and real smoke. You're fighting the whole time to stave off panic as your every sense screams mortal danger and impending death. Your lungs burn and the hair on your ears crackles with the heat.

    First run with SCBA, last run with no BA. People More..

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    • @passive_observer
      The first one was with real smoke years ago. The last few I have done were with that fog machine type stuff they use in nightclubs.Pretty much disorients you so you crawl and feel. They also put weird obstacles in the tube or cave that you run up on and can't quickly identify. Just to test your mettle.

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    • @passive_observer Haha, Yeah not sure how to explain what I fealt when the dude began panicking.

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    • @RushXTC

      My worst nightmare would be urban exploration/caving in an long, long, increasingly narrowing tunnel, reaching a point where it becomes too narrow to continue, then having the guy behind me freak out/die.

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    • @Fire37Rescue

      Are you regularly drug tested? I can imagine guys popping a few valium beforehand if they know that this test is coming up. Can't blame them either.

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    • @passive_observer
      If we are ever hurt,in an accident or ever suspected of it, yes. We have the same alcohol restrictions as airline pilots do,sometimes stricter.Depending on the Department regs, it is anywhere from 8 hours to 12 hours after having your last drink. If a guy or gal comes in hungover,admits to tying one on, I just send them home and reshift. It's when they don't come to me I get cranky. In 7 years I have only fired two guys. That's from an entire fire district which is very large More..

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  • fuck that. just imagine doing this on a battle field like the tunnel rats of Vietnam. all this stress and you may catch a bullet.

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  • Shit thats intense.I can feel the panic from here.I guess thats one good way of weeding out the guys that cant handle the pressure.Cool vid enjoyed watching.

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    • @Amusing
      When I was a kid growing up in SoCal, there was a ton of new developments being built all over. With that came storm drains being laid down. We were 9-10 years old and would crawl through those "Cave Forts" all day. So the whole time, I just kept thinking about those times of my youth and any anxiety I got left quickly. Only diff is, adding a SCBA to the mix adds to the drama. You'll see guys coming out of the tubes having expelled 2-3 times the normal O2 rate because they w More..

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    • @Amusing
      Now imagine doing that inverted..meaning ur back to the floor! fuck that double big time lol

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  • I hated doing part of the training

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  • fuct. i couldn't even watch this in fullscreen mode

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  • I'm a total pussy when it comes to this. I couldn't even watch the whole video.

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  • This reminds me of my first training as a rookie, leading up to my 7 years in the fire service. We went through corrugated hdpe pipe, blindfolded by our own nomex, and had inclined and declined angles in some parts. Senior members were waiting in points of the mase that had "cut-out" openings. The seniors would hook tow straps and/or copper wire to vulnerable parts of your gear (including your scba) just to simulate you getting tangled up, and trying to find your breaking point. It's v More..

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  • A Big thanck you to all the firefighters trough out the world.
    Tis guys are the real...Fighters

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  • I salute and thank all of the firefighters around the world for saving lots of people.

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  • fuck that shit..

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  • Nope! That's where I'd draw the line. I was a paratrooper in the army and loved the rush and the wide open spaces, but I don't do tunnels that small. Hands and knees no problem but laying down stretched out. No no. Huge props to anyone who can.

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  • I like to go in cramped holes but I think I would pass on this one ;)

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  • Don't let any t.v execs see this, or in a few weeks we'll be seeing "celebrities through the wormhole".

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  • Couldnt-i just couldnt.I suffer really badly with claustophobia.

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