Video: Lack of SCBA at house, vehicle fire

Several commenters online expressed dismay at the lack of full PPE

Editor's note: Since we published this article, Chief Dewayne Stuckey, whose department is featured in the clip, has responded to the footage and to the member comments. Check it out here.

COLUMBIA, Miss. — Footage of firefighters responding to a fire in Mississippi has prompted criticism over safety and PPE from the firefighting community.

The video, posted on Saturday, shows the firefighters attacking flames at a structure and adjacent vehicles in Columbia.

Several commenters on the firefighting blog STATter911 expressed dismay at the lack of SCBA in use as firefighters stood near the flames, while FR1 Editorial Advisor Chief. Adam K. Thiel offers his thoughts here.

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