HMCS Chicoutimi Crew Speaks
CTV has an article up with quotes from the crew of HMCS Chicoutimi, discussing last year's fire:
"One deck below, Lieutenant Commander Gord Young was troubleshooting the sub's power system.
"My first priority was to isolate power and when you do that you lose your fire pumps," says Young. "So you're left with extinguishers and this thing called an SFU90. That's basically a foam fire-fighting unit , 90 litres. It only lasts a short time."
"Pelletier said at that point, with the fire spreading, the crew was in a race to contain the fire before it snowballed.
"Another fire was also burning a deck below the control room, and soon Chicoutimi was filled with thick black smoke. As it thickened, the crew scrambled to pull on their Emergency Breathing System (EBS).
"I started scratching and looking around and feeling and touching the deck head and found an EBS coupling and rammed that thing up there as quick as I could," Young recalls.
"To this day, there's that image of my fingers in the soot looking for the coupling. That was pretty tough."
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