A massive condo fire, a man trapped inside, and firefighters climbing a 35 foot ladder and battling through flames to reach him. All as a bystander recorded amazing video of the rescue.
It’s video thousands of people saw on Facebook, of a large fire inside a Sea Cloisters condo. But what it’s like to be inside that fire, fighting it and trying to save the elderly man inside. Only the multiple companies of firefighters from Hilton Head Fire truly know.
“We have a saying in the fire department, we risk a lot to save a lot,” said Hilton Head Fire Captain Dave Bell. “This was a textbook situation that fit that.”