Have you ever been in a structure fire?

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    I never have although I have been kicked out of buildings about 250 times for false alarms. In my life I have seen one structure fire, which was a factory, and known one person whose house had a fire, an older boy I knew slightly at school. No one was hurt. Never called the fire brigade. They generally have nothing to do. They have more false alarms than genuine call outs and most of their genuine call outs are not fire-related. If there is a fire it's very rarely a domicile, it will usually be a torched car or rubbish dump on fire etc. Similar to the police I have personally got nothing back from all of the taxes that I have paid them. Fire used to be a big killer a few decades ago but nowadays you hardly even worry about it.

    More safety features in buildings
    Fire retardant substances
    Smoke alarms
    More advanced heating systems / less burning coal/wood
    Fewer factories and manufacturing
    Less smoking
    People don't fry their own chips much now
    Everyone carrying a phone means the Fire Brigade will be called immediately

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    Fire is somehow fascinating though and sometimes you do still get a deadly structure fire. I don't live in a wildfire area but that looks pretty bad and it seems to be getting worse. That's a whole different kettle of fish, firemen can't really put those out like a burning building.

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    Arguing against a fire department because you haven't needed one is quite literally akin to arguing against ambulance because they're not needed that often, and many times get called out for precautions rather than true life or death emergencies
     
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    What building is that and did it collapse straight down?
     
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    It is Grenfell Tower in London, UK and it is still standing.

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    I've been in one that was actively on fire. Had to go in after a partner who's last radio transmission was "I'm on the third floor, heavy smoke... cough, cough, cough!" Followed by silence after dispatch tried raising him multiple times.
     
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    Dumbass was standing under the fire alarm and couldn't hear his radio...
     
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    Good job there was no jet fuel in there.
     
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    How do firefighters prevent fires from happening? Serious question. Is it inspections?
     
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    Someone I work with had his apt complex completely wiped recently.

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    I ran into a burning building once to save some people.

    But when I got inside, I was all, "oooooo Nintendo!" and I ended up just grabbing a bunch of games and running out.

    I hope everyone made it out safely
     

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