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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 02:59 PM

firefighter takes off his own oxygen mask to save dogs

Video: Firefighter Uses his Oxygen Mask to Save Two Dogs

Submitted by Michael Allen on Jun 11, 2012

The documentary 'Burn' recently filmed a firefighter removing his own oxygen mask to save a man's dogs (video below).



The incident took place in Detroit, where the man's home was on fire.

While firefighters battled the blaze, the homeowner yelled "Did you get my dogs out?"

The firefighters rescued his two dogs from the fire, and, moments later, a firefighter took off his oxygen mask and used it on the dogs, saving their lives.

'Burn' is about the cash-strapped city of Detroit, seen through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who wore helmets fitted with HD cameras.

The movie's directors Brenna Sanchez and Tom Putnam were inspired by Detroit firefighters risking their lives to put out fires in the impoverished city.

The NY Daily News reports that 'Burn' won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the producers are still fundraising to distribute the film. To contribute funds, please go to detroitfirefilm.org.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/video-firefighter-uses-his-oxygen-mask-save-two-dogs

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Reply firefighter takes off his own oxygen mask to save dogs (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #7
Fawke Em Jun 2012 #2
jpbollma Jun 2012 #4
laundry_queen Jun 2012 #8
freshwest Jun 2012 #10
pinto Jun 2012 #5
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #6
CherokeeDem Jun 2012 #9
magnifisense Jun 2012 #11
catbyte Jun 2012 #12
orwell Jun 2012 #13
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #14
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #15
AnotherDreamWeaver Jun 2012 #16

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. It is a remarkable and moving film.

I was so glad to see those dogs recover!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:03 PM

3. Where did you see the film?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. I just saw that clip, here on DU.......in the Lounge, I think.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged

by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi

Firefighters rescue dogs...


Romney puts them on the roof of his car while trying to strip the firefighter of a job and/or decent pay.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:05 PM

4. Well It's a good thing we don't need firefighters!

So says Robme! They are big government! To add to this story, I live in MI and love going to Detroit, however, most of the city is extremely impoverished and fires happen literally on a daily basis. They could use twice as many firefighters as they currently have. The last thing Detroit needs is more austerity. Like Robme says though "let Detroit fail" and "I enjoy firing people who provide me with services".

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Response to jpbollma (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:12 PM

8. This is just so obvious to me

The Obama campaign needs an ad where the scenes are of firefighters running out of burning buildings carrying people, firefighters rescuing dogs, cats, children, firefighters at 9/11 and then it cuts to black and says "These are our heroes." "These are the people Romney says we don't need. These are the people Romney calls big government. We think our heroes deserve more respect than that." Or something. It would make a great ad.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:42 PM

10. +1,000. I wonder if they'll make this available, to show austerity is not the answer.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:05 PM

5. Good stuff.

Thanks for passing this on.

(ed for spell)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. Romney's Problem?

He straps dogs to the roof while firing those who save their lives.

How any of the following can vote for him is beyond me;

Blacks
Women
Gays
Atheist
Pet lovers
poor
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans
Middle Eastern Americans
Basically anyone who isn't a right-wing white conservative bigoted fundamental Christian Republican.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. True Heroes....

I am totally in love and in awe of all firefighters and other first responders, police and EMT's, who put their lives on the line for us each and everyday.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

11. that's a great story

It's nice to have some uplifting news these days.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

12. And Romney thinks they are unnecessary and overpaid

Romney is a worthless piece of shit. He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"Dogs Aren’t Luggage--HISS!”

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:52 PM

13. Well he ties his dogs to the roof of his car...

...just sayin'...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:57 PM

14. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Liberal_in_LA.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 06:47 PM

15. Pets are family.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:10 PM

16. If it's his mask used when fighting fire, it's just compressed air.

Oxygen would increase the burning and is NOT used in firefighting, but in medical aid situations.
(from my 30 years in a volunteer department.)

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