Moment when elderly pedestrians are knocked off their feet by a strong fire hose after the firefighter loses control of it
- The firefighter cannot hold on to the water hose while a fire is being put out in a trash can
- Elderly woman knocked to the ground by fire hose in Tomsk Oblast region of Russia
- A firefighter immediately rushes to the pensioner and helps her on her feet
This is the moment a runaway fire hose knocked an elderly woman down after a sudden surge in water pressure caused her to be blown out of a firefighter’s grip.
The video surveillance recorded on Naranovich Street in the Tomsk Oblast region of southern Russia shows the pensioner standing on the sidewalk as Firefighter puts out a fire in a trash can.
Only a few moments later, a sudden surge of water from the fire hose explodes and throws the fireman onto the street.
The elderly woman tries to pull away from the hose as it spins on the street before tripping and falling to the ground.
The pensioner falls to the ground on Naranovich Street in the city of Tomsk in the Tomsk Region of southern Russia
A firefighter puts out a fire in a trash can as the pensioner walks the sidewalk
The woman, who was brought to her feet by firefighters, was not injured in the incident, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry later confirmed.
During the clip, the firefighter directs a jet of water into the trash can when an elderly woman approaches.
A strong jet of water suddenly gushes out of the hose and lets the fireman fly onto the street.
As the runaway hose whirls around, the retiree tries to walk around the device but trips and falls to the floor.
A strong jet of water gushes out of the fire hose and lets the fireman fly onto the street
The elderly woman is brought to her feet by firefighters when setting up the fire hose
The strong jet of water then sprays into her pocket and lets her things fly onto the street.
A firefighter immediately rushes to the older woman to help her on her feet before his colleague comes to him.
While the couple is helping the pensioner, another employee runs towards the fire hose, which is finally switched off.
After the scenes, firefighters helped the pensioner collect her belongings that were scattered across the street.