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The San Francisco Fire Department’s Ladder Shop

In a windy city that has narrow streets and a lot of high voltage power lines, aluminum ladders may not be the best choice for fighting fires. Watch how ladder builder Jerry Lee makes and repairs antique-looking, hand...

The Goat Brigade: Preventing Wildfires in Southern California

Goats have an insatiable appetite. Elite goats have an insatiable appetite and are independent, hearty, and trained to clear brush across California's hillsides. Science Friday joins Ian Newsam, owner of Brush Goats 4...

The Fire Lab and the Mysterious Science of Fire

How does fire spread? How do different forest materials fuel it? How can firefighters better understand its behavior in order to control it? Why is the physics of fire so counter-intuitive and mysterious to us? At Th...

Firefighter Xochitl Hernandez – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube series: meet firefighter Xochitl Hernandez, one of 57 female firefighters in Austin Fire Department. Hernandez explains why she loves her job, and shares some of the amazin...

The World’s Smallest Working Firetruck

Short but sweet — both the video and the firetruck! This was filmed in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada and may be the world’s smallest working firetruck. via Irene’s Internet. ...

Helmet-mounted camera: A firefighter heads into a two-story home on fire

A firefighter and team head into a two-story home to put out a fire, all recorded with a helmet-mounted camera. Harrowing! But a great example of teamwork, using safety gear, caution and courage, training, as well ...

Firefighter exam

"Firefighter exam." You’ll want to watch this one a few times in a row. Thanks, Jason.