New Rochelle UFFA Local 273: Bill Samoes Tells How His Bones Snapped When Whipped by a Fire Hose

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FF. Bill Samoes, a five year New Rochelle firefighter, tells how the tibia and fibula of his left leg snapped when a hose line tore away from a fire hydrant after a moving fire engine bottomed out on a hill, snagged the line and ripped it and its metal couplings away from the hydrant connection, whipping it into Samoes’ leg and sending him sailing several feet into the air. The fire fighter recounts the horrible and life altering event.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This video is part of a series, New Rochelle Fire Fighters Speak of Pain, Suffering & Dangers of Fires

Fire fighters in the City of New Rochelle are releasing a video project to help educate and inform residents of the Queen City of the Sound about the unique and dangerous conditions in modern fires. The project utilizes fire safety testing results produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the scientific arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce and interviews with local firefighters. The initial series of seven videos are all under 3 ½ minutes and are available on Facebook/YouTube.