( READ DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY ) - FDNY MEMBERS EXPERIENCE MAJOR BACKDRAFT DURING A 5TH ALARM FIRE.

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HERE YOU WILL SEE FDNY MEMBERS EXPERIENCE A MAJOR BACKDRAFT DURING A 5TH ALARM FIRE IN A ROW OF STORES IN THE SUNNYSIDE AREA OF QUEENS. ( TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE NO FDNY MEMBERS WERE HURT DURING THIS BACKDRAFT. GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FDNY FOR ALL THAT THEY DO FOR US ALL YEAR ROUND! THEY ARE TRULY NEW YORK'S BRAVEST. FULL VIDEO IS UP NOW AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERGQs3cUHe8 ). A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO, MY GREAT FRIEND AND FIRE BUFFING PARTNER, SKYLER FIRE, FOR ASSISTANCE ON THIS VIDEO. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT AND SUBSCRIBE TO HIS GREAT NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY SERVICES CHANNEL AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/user/skylerwhitehead12

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Larry Sizemore : Fire, this is oxygen. Oxygen, meet fire.

AMS T3 Medic : Awesome catch JJ !! That is something you don't see too often and it is scary as hell when you do. But these guys didn't back down, they went right after it. I have been in a few backdrafts in my 34 years and they are serious gut check moments. FDNY is the standard by which all other departments are measured. Thank you for sharing this, stay safe my friend !

todgerx : And to think sports stars earn millions.. Smh.. Fair play to firefighters. Great work they do.

TheHague112 : Read somewhere that there were 11 people injured during the fire, including 6 firefighters with minor injuries!

PHAR CYDE : A backdraft is caused by the sudden introduction of air into a fire that has depleted most of the available oxygen in a room or building. Since a fire requires air, fuel and heat, the latter two must be present as well. Fuels, such as wood have an ignition temperature that when reached will begin burning on its own without any direct flame contact. When a fire has depleted most of its oxygen, the flames will die down, but the fuel will still burn in a smoldering state and still generate heat, like with charcoal. That heat along with the heat generated beforehand by the flames will heat the room's fuels well beyond their ignition temperatures. When a room or building is closed up, the heat cannot escape and the fuel still burns, but does so more slowly in the smoldering phase after most of the oxygen has been used up. So, as the heat continues to build, the heat still increases even though the combustion is not complete and no longer generates flames. Some fires even burn themselves out at this stage if the oxygen is totally consumed and the heat decreases. At any rate though, a fire without sufficient oxygen tries to suck in oxygen in order to sustain itself. It will also burn less effectively and will generate carbon and soot in the form of smoke which will be very dark brown or black, depending on the amount of oxygen it can draw in. All smoke is the result of incomplete combustion to some extent, but the darker it gets, the more incomplete the combustion is. So, we as firefighters, we put all of this knowledge together and look for signs of high heat and incomplete combustion. This heat can be determined by evaluating the color of the smoke which might be be very dense and actively seeking release from the upper portions of a structure. There is also no more room for the fire area to contain the smoke which is still being generated. This smoke can often be so hot that it produces flames on fuel where it is exits, such as eaves etc. At the same time, the fire tries to draw in as much oxygen as it can to sustain itself. This is often evident because we will see smoke being drawn in along with the air under doors, windows, etc. The windows will also show signs of excessive heat, such as brown stains and cracking. These signs are what we look for so that we do not get caught in a backdraft as we open the door and introduce oxygen. This will cause the heated fuel to burst into flames in an explosive manner because of the force it generates within a tightly sealed environment. This occurs because all of the superheated fuel ignites instantaneously. So, we try to avoid ventilating through horizontal,openings such as windows and doors because either may cause a backdraft. The only effective way to eliminate the heat safely is by ventilating the roof or other vertical openings which will relieve the heat buildup and allow us to enter. While the fire will still rage until we go inside with water, it will not erupt in an explosive manner, making it much safer to enter wearing the appropriate SCBA and other gear as we begin to cool it with our hose lines. So, that is how we recognize a potential backdraft and how we prevent one from injuring our crews. Please keep in mind that that we are usually going into a very, very hot environment after we ventilate and that it can still be a tough and dangerous fight. We also try to stay on the safe side by using vertical ventilation even when the obvious warning signs may not be present. Strange things can always happen in this business, so it is better to play it safe whenever possible.

bubba bojanglez : 0:13 for "OH MY GUUUHHHHAAWWWD!"

Sir Darth K'Prac : My God, that was scary. Glad everyone was okay--you included. Wow...

TechWise08 : The fact that the fire fighters got up was the best part.of the video but this cant go unnoticed the guy filming thank you for holding your phone the right way no vertical video ๐Ÿ˜€

RealAvus : Finally someone know how to take a video properly - in landscape mode... EVERYONE LEARN FROM THIS!!

Inga Noni Fay Jeth : Thank you for your dedication filming this. I live right across the street from this and was watching from my fire escape as this was happening.

NorCal Fire Buff109 : Crazy experience. My heart is with the FDNY

Mattia Ghiani : Holy shit... what a Backdraft

Unkn0wn Gaming : Holy shit that was scary

Sebastian Warth : Oh My Lord Hope You and All the Firefighters is Okay Hope all is Right and Nobody is Hurt !!

Walter Holland : It is such dedication that enables you to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you. I look forward to seeing the full video. Keep up the good work.

CFD Responder : Whoa..... ARE YOU ALRIGHT!? Btw NICE! ;o)

CobraEmergencyVideos - North America : Oh my God that was crazy JJ! I'm glad there were no serious injuries to members, yourself or others. Stay safe out there and good catch!

Stephen Malinchock : Thank God no Members were killed at this Job . Thank You for all of your hard work in covering these Jobs .

Rapids Medical : Wow! Awesome video my friend! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Backdrafts can be so scary!!

OFFICER MICHAEL : I will be out if that happen this remind me of the manhole explosion in menahan st(Brooklyn) in nyc in 2013

Paisley 63 : That scared the hell out of me!!! I do hope they are all o.k.!!!

bigeasydeg : Son of retired New Orleans FD Rescue Company (Flying Squad). Glad everyone is ok!

Melvin Campbell : Omg, thank God for their safety. Good footage as usual

Adam Borkowski : O my God!!! This is very scary explosion My heart... Bam! Bam! Bam! All firefighters are safe? What is it?... Gas? Regards to you, be safe THEMAJESTIRIUM1!!!

Bill Blast : AMAZING VID MY FRIEND, HOPEFULLY THIS VID WILL BE USED TO HELP TRAIN FUTURE FF'S AROUND THE WORLD. THANKFULLY THINGS WEREN'T WORSE!

FirstDue : Holy shit! Extremely close call, and your video will become a training tool for this rare occurrence...Great job as always...

rallycar84 : I've been a subscriber for a very long time and that has too be the most crazy, intense thing you've ever captured

ButterCorpel ใฟใญcใ‚‰ft : Glad I wasn't here!, I hope FDNY is ok

Oklahoma Emergency : I just saw this. Your heart must have stopped. I know mine did. Glad you and everyone on the fireground is ok. Stay safe out brother.

Matt Johnson : Holy shit!!!!! :( prayers for the injured brothers

Christopher Contrucci : Pretty bad that as soon as I heard the videographers voice on the clip posted to FDNYs Facebook page, I knew who shot it. Great Job!!

fred786 : Congrats JJ on your video making to TV national news! You deserve it for your great work.

Gregory Kushner : John, WOW!!!! Great catch and being in the right place.

David Michalski : We're you okay in that Backdraft and I am glad everyone else was not hurt

Carmen Williams : Lord help them and God bless all the firefighter all over the Earth!

Peter Arvanitis : Unbelievable They are lucky to be alive How is your blood pressure Btw Scary Stuff there brother nice job on the clip

FloridaGreg : OMG ! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ That was crazy !!๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Alex Bigg : It was cool that the FDNY used your video on their FB page! Excellent footage JJ!!

AeroVision NY : LUCKY!!! Good capture.

Al Rosenberg : It's amazing that you were "fortunate" enough to capture this moment. This should be widely disseminated through the major news outlets. Thanks to God that none of the members were seriously injured in this. Thanks for posting.

SuperAceMan55 HD : I was just watching the full video too. Nice

Rapid Noize : that one firefighter put his helmet on right as it happened ๐Ÿ™ 0:13

Wilson Emergency : Thankful that you and all of the members involved are ok.

Cory Miller : Smoke explosion* thereโ€™s a difference

Draco : Holy shi dat scared tf outta me๐Ÿ˜ญ

Martin Kneen : Holy cr*p, that was scary to watch. God bless FDNY.

First Name Last Name : Great camera work!... held it reasonably steady during a slow explosion, most people jump around and scream.

J Jasperson : So powerful! I'm glad no one was killed!!!

Pluff Mudd : That was a rare moment you captured there, my friend. Excellent work! Very glad to know injuries were minor...could have been much worse.