Reality Training: Fire as a weapon

In this video, Chief Rob Wylie discusses the use of fire as a weapon due to its low-tech, high-yield results

In this video – part of the FireRescue1 special coverage series "Mass violence: Enhanced training for emerging threats" – Chief Rob Wylie discusses the use of fire as a weapon due to its low tech, high yield results. While acknowledging that terrorist groups like ISIS are using this tactic, Wylie points out many examples of U.S citizens engaging in dangerous behaviors that use fire as a weapon, such as the included footage of a woman lighting a house on fire while recording it live on Facebook, and another example of someone setting multiple wildfires. 

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