By John M. Malecky March, 2018
FIRES OF THE PAST
By Fireline Video Productions
FSP Books & Videos
188 Central Street, Suite #4
Hudson, MA 01749-1330
Price: $29.95 (DVD)
This DVD is 60 minutes in length. It was originally produced by Advance Print & Video and is now re-released by Fireline Video Productions. It is an assortment of large and difficult fires which took place from 1989 through 1992. There are nine incidents. Narration is brief and generally states the borough, the year and sometimes the date, the number of alarms, the type of structure or incident, and one or two of the highlights.
Sometimes the location, as to the intersection or address, is given. There are two six-alarms, one fourth-alarm, three third-alarms, one second-alarm and two others not classified, however one is a vacant warehouse in Brooklyn and the other a gas explosion on 7th Avenue underground in Manhattan. So they were both major incidents.
Some are apartment houses or warehouses, a cockloft fire, a dramatic rope rescue, wall collapses, rescues made down an aerial ladder, tower ladder streams, ground handlines and master streams. Heavy streams are popular!
Many if not most of the incidents are at night. Also, because these fires were years ago, the viewer will see a lot of the older apparatus working. It is a good example of firefighters and the EMS working together. It is not a DVD you would want to miss!