Deepwater Horizon IRL: 7 Things We Learnt Fighting Fire Like Dylan O'Brien
MTV Movies found out how to REALLY fight a massive oil fire...
To celebrate the DVD release of Deepwater Horizon (about the real life explosion of the oil rig of the same name in 2010), MTV Movies found out how to REALLY fight a massive oil fire.
Well, sort of… We were whisked off to the Fire Service College in rural Gloucestershire where the UK’s *only* specially designed oil rig is located, and taught how to put out a fire like our main man Dylan O’Brien.
Here’s what we learnt…
1. Fire equipment is heavy, man
Literally we couldn’t move. Massive respect to all the firefighters out there.
2. You literally won’t be able to see anything
Legit. Once you’re dressed up in all your firefighting gear including your helmet, your vision is seriously impaired. Trust your other senses! This leads us to number 3…
3. Always touch the walls
JUST DO IT. How else are you supposed to have a clue where you’re going?
4. Breathing apparatus is scary af
Ever been scuba diving? Well it’s scarier than that… not that we’ve ever been scuba diving. BUT IT’S SERIOUSLY SCARY GUYS. You sound like Darth Vader too.
5. Fire starts ridiculously quickly
Now we know where the phrase ‘it spread like wildfire’ came from. Fire spreads quicker than you can say breathing apparatus. ACT QUICKLY.
6. You need more than one person to hold a hose
An extension of point number 1 - hoses are SERIOUSLY heavy. We imagine it’s sort of like holding an elephant’s trunk. A really fat elephant.
7. Oil fires needs foam, not water
If you take ONE thing away from this article, remember that water is pretty useless at putting out oil fires - you need foam. It coats the fire and prevents the flames from reacting to oxygen in the air. Remember that people.
Deepwater Horizon is available to download now, and on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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