I just saw this on FirefighterCloseCalls.com and thought it was worth some more exposure.
A Firefighter is decked out in his PPE and even has an airpack on, however he is too close to the structure as they continue to wet down the fire. As the firefighter puts water on the fire, a wall breaks away and swings outward striking the firefighter. Even though the firefighter was just barely hit by the wall, this is still a close call….and could have been worse.
There is no need to be this close to an unsupported wall when all you are doing is saving the foundation. Next time, move the picnic table around, grab a ham sandwich and hit the fire from a safe distance!