How to Fight Fire or Flooding on a Nuclear Submarine - Smarter Every Day 244

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  • A huge thanks to the Navy for letting me film the series on board the USS Toledo. Matt did a great job of explaining how they handle fire and flooding on board. I just wanted to give a healthy shout out to everyone out there who should have recently received a Smarter Every Day baseball ⚾️ for supporting on Patreon. If you haven’t received a baseball yet, it is not too late. I made this page to explain the process:

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay6 mánuðum síðan
    • @jo han thanks for the info 😁

      MeternMetern11 dögum síðan
    • @Metern They pump it to a drain system, the drain system transports all water toward the back of the submarine, in the back is a tank and pump that can pump water from the tank to outside of the ship. They do not show that pump. So if they have fire they don't care if that partially floods the room, because they can pump water from the room to the drainage system as they show starting from 4:35 after the fire is extinguished.

      jo hanjo han14 dögum síðan
    • @Metern They start to answer that from 4:35

      jo hanjo han14 dögum síðan
    • What do dey do with all the water from the fire hose? Where does it go?

      MeternMetern15 dögum síðan
    • How is the smoke handled? What kinda ventilation system is needed to get the air breathable again after a fire? Were you allowed to talk about that?

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  • great series.

    Devil3RDevil3R2 dögum síðan
  • This video crystal clearly proves that INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION is just FAKE. If so, how can a football stadium sized ISS work with few astronauts ??? IMPOSSIBLE, sure. Quote : **Indoctrination is vital, if it's beyond the reach of mankind**

    Mohamed IqbalMohamed Iqbal4 dögum síðan
  • 7:32 it's a small bucket Submersible pump is just time waste...

    Mohamed IqbalMohamed Iqbal4 dögum síðan
  • Everybody in this sub looks fat. Will they deliver, if it's a serious situation ???

    Mohamed IqbalMohamed Iqbal4 dögum síðan
  • I could watch this stuff all day. Totally awesome that you got to do this.

    Comet Jockey DaveComet Jockey Dave5 dögum síðan
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  • Wonder why he's not allowed in the engine room

    FubarFubar6 dögum síðan
  • That is amazing.

    JesseJesse6 dögum síðan
  • 5:53 the look on Destin's face when he says "air" and then getting smacked by the hose made me laugh way too much, and rewind it too many times X'D

    Justin FernandezJustin Fernandez6 dögum síðan
  • is there aircondition in submarine?

    TarmagoyfTarmagoyf9 dögum síðan
  • 19:00 Weird flex but ok

    TheSmokekokeTheSmokekoke11 dögum síðan
  • Imagine your the second fire extinguisher guy. Your buddy just gave his best bursts, and you get shut down after the second one.

    luggi luluggi lu12 dögum síðan
  • What happens if you have a VERY LARGE person? The average gear wouldn't fit someone like "The Rock". Do you have to be a person who fits a standard to work on a Sub Crew?

    wolf359lokiwolf359loki12 dögum síðan
  • Takes me back to the good old days. Nothing like holding your breath, groping in the dark for a quick disconnect to get your next breath. Or waking up to “fire in the galley!” followed by the general alarm.

    Robert TurnerRobert Turner14 dögum síðan
  • Got the flex tape?

    Matthew HockmanMatthew Hockman15 dögum síðan
  • The EAB Dust plugs make great keychains

    JohnnyBeGood LanneyJohnnyBeGood Lanney15 dögum síðan
  • At first thought, "incident" would be less confusing than "casualty".

    MaketsuMaketsu16 dögum síðan
  • 20:00 Thermal imager is running low on battery

    Ahmed BrownAhmed Brown16 dögum síðan
  • asking too many questions? That's a casualty

    Old SmokeyOld Smokey17 dögum síðan
  • Chapter 38. Your gonna the truly adventurous to read the entire scriptures before you go home. Good man. Really enjoying this series. Thanks to you and our excellent Navy.

    Ed HettmanEd Hettman18 dögum síðan
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  • It's really interesting to see how sailors do firefighting, as it's quite different on how we do it here in land. In submarines, there's no room for store your fire fighting gear on floor next to the truck like we do here, and you probably have many other things to do. We have exercises, some extra training, maintenance and stuff like that, but when the alarm goes off, we can basically just jump to our boots, and the truck leaves the station in one minute. Submarine is so much more interesting and challenging environment to fight fires.

    YshaYsha21 degi síðan síðan
  • This is awesome !

    KaoZoua XiongKaoZoua Xiong21 degi síðan síðan
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  • This is so cool

    Tom CulpinTom Culpin27 dögum síðan
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    Viktor KoženýViktor Kožený29 dögum síðan
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  • 13:30 I’m here at Bess, I’m about to do that trainer tomorrow

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  • Devin - Ah man, straight through where people sleep. (turns on flashlight) This is where people sleep. People sleeping that are now awake - WHO THE F**K HAS A FLASHLIGHT ON?!?!?!!!!??!!

    drunkNundrunkNunMánuði síðan
  • 5:29 that's what she said

    Elliot SElliot SMánuði síðan
  • 40 years since my last deployment and I bet subs still smell the same on the inside

    John bJohn bMánuði síðan
    • Like an aromatic blend of cat urine, motor oil and burnt French fries.

      Eddie J. G.Eddie J. G.Mánuði síðan
  • The matching BPM to running pace joke really got me. :D

    MegaJobstMegaJobstMánuði síðan
  • When he said left said someone said "Strong side" lol

    CalvinCalvinMánuði síðan
  • Stoping fire should be easy just remove the oxygen and done

    FaZei playFaZei playMánuði síðan
    • @FaZei play so you’re thinking we can quickly draw a vacuum on the ship and pump all the air onboard into the ocean?

      Eddie J. G.Eddie J. G.Mánuði síðan
    • @Eddie J. G. By vents bro and the solders already have extra oxygen pipes fittings

      FaZei playFaZei playMánuði síðan
    • It’s easy to just remove oxygen? How do you just remove oxygen?

      Eddie J. G.Eddie J. G.Mánuði síðan
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  • So you're not allowed to show the engine room. Is it because that's where the reactor is, or is it because of engine technology and stuff associated with manoeuvring in water?

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    Jean RossJean RossMánuði síðan
  • BURST!!!

    Samurai x ShogunSamurai x ShogunMánuði síðan
  • Thanks for making this series. I was on Nuclear Subs back in the 80's on an older class than the 688. People always ask me what it was like and I always refer them to look for things on the internet to get some perspective. Things have changed a lot since back then. We did 6 hour watches when fully staffed and sometimes had to do 9 hour or 12 hour depending on situation. Drills were part of the process as the fire but their drill seemed minor compared to ours as everyone had to get up and get going. It was all in getting breathing protection out(which by the way, certainly tests EVERY piece of equipment) and knowing where to be and what you were doing. FYI...they have a bigger crews mess than we did. We did not have a "buffet" table LOL. But all in all this video series will give everyone that asks me as I refer to this what it's like being on a sub. The space is limited and there is equipment everywhere. Thanks again.

    Jerry GenglerJerry GenglerMánuði síðan
  • Great video! Would like to know how and where they exhaust the smoke from a fire? How long it takes to clear the smoke, etc.? I'm sure they have excellent air filtration on board.

    Jon MJon MMánuði síðan
  • Two questions come to mind. How is smoke dealt with especially if the sub is submerged and secondly discharging a co2 extinguisher would release a lot of co2 into the space. I wonder if they then have to use co2 absorbing agents to quickly bring the levels down.

    Beth GiffordBeth GiffordMánuði síðan
  • U.S. Navy helps a man sell earbuds. "That's Awesome"

    Thomas JoyceThomas JoyceMánuði síðan
  • Why have any combustible material at all?

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  • I just imagining all the guy who spraying the water just like "WWWWWOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHHH" in their head lmao

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  • Hi. Nice videos... please confirm me the picture that is in the background in the minute 17:53 was or not the photo of Sean Connery in the Red October movie, Thanks for all.

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  • Me: don’t act weird, my friends coming My brother: 16:00

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  • When the tall submariner said "all the time" to how "much do you hit your head?" I felt sorry for him instantly, dude sounded like he's fed up with it happening 😅

    KadivenKadivenMánuði síðan
  • A real eye opener for people interested in space travel. I'd imagine the operation of a nuclear submarine is very similar to a space capsule, or the International Space Station. I never knew how tightly packed every critical system is. Thanks Destin. Fyi, I'm starting to second guess my dream of migrating to the Moon and Mars in 30 years time. But then again, I guess a person can adapt to just about any situation in the name of survival.

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  • We shoot for 6 minutes for a full response 15:35 to 18:06 2.25 Killin it

    Russell FoyRussell FoyMánuði síðan
  • Try a prilosec, dumbass.

    Fred FlintstoneFred FlintstoneMánuði síðan
  • So where does all the smoke get ventilated to after the fire's over?

    darthrykingdarthrykingMánuði síðan
  • He calls it “overboard” but I feel like it should be called “outerboard”

    FEnCSERXFEnCSERXMánuði síðan
  • Thats a good pump

    Jack HammerJack HammerMánuði síðan
  • The flooding trainer that you were talking to them about... Get ahold of someone from Naval Station Mayport in Mayport (Jacksonville), Florida... They have the wet trainer there and I'm sure they'd let you have a day

    Anthony HartAnthony HartMánuði síðan
  • what if there's chip pan fire which is apparently one of the most common type of fires in a house

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  • This was so cool to see the navy perform their fire training exercise. We know this is a drill, but in their head they have trained their brain to assume every training event is life or death and you can tell they do. Amazing Destin.

    Desert RacerDesert RacerMánuði síðan
  • Wow, these guys are amazing. Big respect!

    Blue MarbleBlue MarbleMánuði síðan
  • The girl at 4:01 got me callin the navy recruiter...

    • That would be Lieutenant Girl to you.

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  • 23:12 Capitan Marco Ramius pictue on the wall :) cool.

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  • Chief Charlton worked hard for that rank. Seems like a chill guy and all, but definitely an E-8 not and E-7.

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  • How can one enroll to operate one of these things? Looks like the life for me.

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  • The whole submarine series is so interesting. Really cool work.

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  • coolest youtube channel out there

    Seth NewburghSeth NewburghMánuði síðan
  • Brings back old memories of my days on the Boats. Great video.

    Eddie ForceEddie ForceMánuði síðan
  • So impressed with the preparation needed and executed here. Much respect.

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  • Do the exercice, but also: don't yell next to me while I'm explaining stuff.

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  • Thats so cooooooool! !

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  • Im a firefighter and I am genuinely impressed with the response time. I don't believe they have gone through firefighter 1 training but they all were very professional and moved with a sense of purpose.

    Eric GordonEric GordonMánuði síðan
    • All submariners receive firefighting training.

      Eddie J. G.Eddie J. G.Mánuði síðan
  • And if that Captain. I known they will never that's why there captain. That sub would blow the Planet up! Seriously 1 payload dun!

    Jade MillsJade MillsMánuði síðan
  • The Captain is the Man he saves alll!

    Jade MillsJade MillsMánuði síðan
  • I honestly thought a nuclear submarine had a better way of putting out a fire than a trashcan with water in it.

    Hand SomeHand SomeMánuði síðan
  • Wonder if china's backing this guy to literally spy our Navy

    Randy DietsRandy DietsMánuði síðan
  • Keeping the ship from dying is everyone’s job then.

    Adam NavigatoAdam NavigatoMánuði síðan
  • Perhaps the only worse place to have a fire in is on ISS/Mir.. Usually on a sub you at least might have a chance to surface and evacuate. Both terrible places for fire - in both you can just open a hatch to put it out, but everyone will, well, not survive.

    angulionangulionMánuði síðan
  • This s great stuff! So cool.

    BryanBryanMánuði síðan
  • Fixing pipes in a submerged submarine in the Arctic sounds like one of the fiddliest thing you could be made to do under the worst conditions. The closest i've come to anything like that is either sailor survival training in Icelandic sea in December, or adjusting a signal transmitter in Icelandic winter in freezing winds, and we're smack dab in the middle of the Gulf stream, so while we are technically Arctic i think, we've got much milder temperatures than the waters they're sailing in. I'd just beg that numbness happened soon so that i wouldn't feel like i'm on fire (FYI you from warmer climes, working bare handed in freezing temps can feel like you peeled the top layer of skin off your hand and stuck it into pure alcohol. And DO NOT put your hands in warm or hot water to warm up. That's like subsequently lighting that alcohol soaked wound on fire). When in freezing water, your body also freaks out, and you can completely lose control of your breathing, so you better keep your head above water for as much of it as you can. Good thing that those tools aren't fiddly. Hat's off to these gentlemen.

    Hinrik Stefnir ÆvarssonHinrik Stefnir ÆvarssonMánuði síðan
  • I'm from Toledo and I loooooovvveee seeing the Toledo Walleye and Mudhens logos back on the mess machines behind them.

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  • 69 thousand likes and 690 dislikes. nice squared

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  • Is Destin a GS12? He knows alien tech

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  • 9:50 is the sneak peek at the next episode just passing by.

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  • This whole series openend my eyes. There is zero space for ego’s. You all are in that Tin can. And what struck me the most. Is that there is very little non technical staff on that boat. Everyone on that thing is playing superbowl.

    Brian BBrian BMánuði síðan
  • Eight hour watch sections instead of six hours?

    J. WildeJ. WildeMánuði síðan
    • I wonder if they only have three meals? No MidRats?

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  • You need to visit the Damage Control Trainer at Bangor or Groton.

    J. Frank ParnellJ. Frank ParnellMánuði síðan
  • this was intense wow!

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