Training Fireman Stuck In Stretcher As Pals Rush To Fire

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire / Shijingshan fire detachment

This viral clip liked more than 2.4 million times online shows an “angry” fireman left strapped to a stretcher when his colleagues hear a fire alarm during a training session and rush to their stations without him.

The video seen more than five million times was taken at the headquarters of the Shijingshan fire bridge in China’s capital Beijing on 14th November.

Fireman Lou Shiteng is seen demonstrating how to use the stretcher to his colleagues when his entire team, including his captain, runs off without him when they are called to respond to a fire emergency.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire / Shijingshan fire detachment

Lou is forgotten and left alone as he desperately tries to wriggle his way out of the stretcher he is strapped to.

The amusing video shows him managing to undo some of the buckles and freeing one of his legs before hopping away out of frame.

Lou, who admitted he was “angry” at being left behind, said: “We were in the middle of a routine training session.

“The firefighters were learning how to properly use a rescue stretcher when the alarm sounded.

“All of the firemen, including my squad leader, rushed to the emergency and left me in the stretcher.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire / Shijingshan fire detachment

“I also panicked when I heard the alarm, so I tried to struggle my way out.

“That didn’t work, so I undid some of the clips and hopped towards the car park with one leg.

“I called after the squad leader who came back and helped free me.

“There was no time to change, so we grabbed our uniforms and jumped on our fire engine. I made it in the end.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.