Fighting fires is a profession that calls to the brave, the able bodied, the quick thinking, and the selfless. A firefighter is someone that earns a high regard in our communities worldwide, and someone that our children frequently aspire to become.
For the rest of us, there are what should be foolproof instructions written on the fire extinguishers found in our offices, warehouses, schools, and homes. For those who can’t or won’t read, they even put easy to follow little pictures explaining which end of the thing to point at the fire.
For all the cultural reverence for firefighters, for all the preparedness and inspections we think will help us prevent, let alone fight fires, there are some people who just don’t get it. And they’re caught on glorious video for us to watch time and again, so that we may learn from their mistakes. NOT! We’re just laughing!