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Phoenix man uses scuba gear to escape burning home!

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by Teamcasa, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Teamcasa

    Teamcasa Sr. Moderator ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Phoenix man uses scuba gear to escape burning home | LOCAL NEWS | Arizona | azfamily.com

    PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man is lucky to be alive after using scuba gear to escape his burning multi-million dollar home.

    Crews were called out to the Biltmore Estates near 26th Street and Camelback Road early Sunday morning. It was neighbors who made the 911 call.
    "I just saw some orange glow, so I went outside and there was a huge fire coming out of the skylight of the house so I ran outside and called 911," said J.D. Bird. "I could actually feel the heat standing like 30 yards away."
    The homeowner, Michael Marin, told firefighters he threw on his scuba gear so he could breathe and used a collapsible safety ladder to climb out the window of his second-story bedroom.
    "In all my years on the job, this is the first time I've seen somebody use scuba diving equipment to get out of a fire," said Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Dorian Jackson.
    Marin was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. He is expected to be just fine.
    It's not yet known what sparked the fire.

    Local News | Video On Demand | Arizona | azfamily.com
     
  2. ScubaSteve2000

    ScubaSteve2000 Solo Diver

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    That's why I always keep a full tank and my reg set at the ready.
     
  3. Belmont

    Belmont DIR Practitioner

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    Now, here's a serious use for a Spare Air!! :eyebrow:
     
  4. sea princess

    sea princess Contributor

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    What a quick thinker this guy was! I wonder if i could tell my hubby i need two more tanks so we have one for each family member in case of fire.
     
  5. ScubaSteve2000

    ScubaSteve2000 Solo Diver

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    Yeah. And reg sets all around. Hmm. Ya think Janet would buy that argument?
     
  6. sea princess

    sea princess Contributor

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    If Rich does she might :wink:
     
  7. ScubaDubaDo

    ScubaDubaDo Contributor

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    let me know if your spouses go for it, then I throw it past my wife...
     
  8. divecon_nik

    divecon_nik Registered

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    thats awsome. quick thinking on his part. second floor, huh? how many people keep thier scuba gear set up, up stairs in their home??? that almost sounds suspicious! but its great that it worked out for him!
     
  9. OceanObsessed

    OceanObsessed Marine Scientist

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    It's a good thing he wasn't a tech diver, I doubt the collapsable ladder would have held doubles and a deco bottle.
     
  10. Pearldiver07

    Pearldiver07 IDC Instructor

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    But he would only need the deco bottle going UP the ladder.
     

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