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A Near-Miss While Responding – The Brian Collins Story (Episode 286)

In this episode, Brentwood Battalion Chief Brian Collins shares a story about how he almost died when the door on the apparatus he was riding in unexpectedly opened while responding to a call.

Length: 40 minutes

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Brian Collins serves as a Battalion Chief with the Brentwood Fire Department in Tennessee.  At the time of his near-miss event, he was serving as the company officer on an engine.  While responding to a call, and while the apparatus was making a left-hand turn at an intersection, the door opened and, if not for wearing his seatbelt, Brian would have been ejected from the vehicle due to the centrifugal force being generated from the apparatus turning left. Brian explains how it happened and shares some valuable situational awareness lessons.


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