Do as I say, not as I do. Ouch.

Video of fire demo

Despair Inc has a satirical poster I’m fond of that says MISTAKES: it could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others. Well, DC Fire and EMS have taken that life lesson to heart for use in their safety demonstrations. During one at Galludet University their demo got away from them and ignited a plastic curtain, showering a few of the firefighters with molten goo. It all goes pear-shaped at 1:20 into the video, when the firefighters get too close in and the curtain which was meant to contain smoke goes up and falls on the firefighters who are, inexplicably, in the box rather than spraying from outside it.

One firefighter suffered minor burns to the face and hand and will be returning to work in short order, so hopefully he won’t be carrying any scars.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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