There are a lot of things TV shows and movies do right, but also terribly wrong; here are some of the best responses
These are just a handful of firefighting shows and flicks we’ve all fallen prey to watching. While entertaining to watch, they also have their teaching-moment downfalls.
We asked our fans on Facebook to share some inaccuracies they’ve seen while watching a TV show or firefighting movie. Here are some of their responses.
- “That you would have clear visibility in a fire.” — Justin Graham
- “Rescue Me made me wonder how Tommy always had a huge amount of cash on him, and why I don’t.” — Steve Tofanelli
- “As a female firefighter, I should wear tight t-shirts and pigtails to work.” — Lindsay Bastilla
- “All calls are major incidents.” — Matthew Ellis
- “That chest compressions on a bed is OK.” — Fredi Perino
- “That you actually get fires.” — Tim Lair
- “How you can go into a fully involved commercial fire with your turnout coat open, no mask and helmet on and fight a fire while wrestling a loose fire hose and put out a fire.” — Eric Garcia
- “That an AED shock brings you back to life immediately without CPR.” — Justin Stauss
- “The misconception that the equipment is always in working order.” — Nick Rolley
- “That you don’t need to adjust your helmet — you just put it on as if it were a hat.” — Marco Donis
- “All firefighters have perfectly clear and easily heard voices through their masks, and that your PASS never goes off unless you’re in trouble. Heck, you could be standing still half the show and nothing.” — Zak Matticks
- “That you can just throw your tools anywhere on the engine or truck without strapping them down.” — Cory Willis
Don’t see an error you’ve noticed? Add yours in the comment section.