This Insane Helmet Cam Video Shows What It's Like To Be A Firefighter

If you ever want to re-live your childhood dream of being a firefighter, watch the video up above. The helmet cam footage comes from Scott Ziegler, a firefighter in Michigan, and shows a year's worth of fires from 2012. It's freaking intense.

Scott says:

I put together a bunch of clips from some of the better helmet cam footage I got this year while fighting fires in Highland Park. I had to replace several lens's and a couple mounts throughout the year, so the camera was not always on my helmet. I used a contour ROAM. other then the lens being easily scratch I would have to say it held up great for what it went through.

Firefighters are the best. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]


    Is it possible that at 0.43 the firetruck driver throws a cigarette out the window!!!!

    I hope Highland Park, MI appreciate their fire department... it wouldn't hurt to allocate some money in the budget for high visibility gear (luminiscent preferably) - and re-locate the station a little closer to the main road leading into town. It seemed like a long drive out even on fast forward.

    the video is great. but i had to watch it with the music's horrible!

    Good vid but like the other commenter I had to mute it thanks to the awful music! Would much rather prefer the original audio for immersion

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