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Two angles on the rescue of a burned man on his balcony at an apartment fire today (Tuesday) in Brockton, Massachusetts. Four firefighters were injured, including the incident commander’s son.
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When fire crews arrived, the third floor apartment was fully engulfed in flames and an 82-year-old man was trapped, slumped over on the balcony.
Using a ladder truck, a crew climbed up the balcony and one of the firefighters put the victim on his back to bring home down to the ground. The victim was revived and treated before being taken to the hospital.
Deputy Chief Charles Davis was the commander at the scene, and among the team of firefighters who rescued the victim was his son. Davis said his son and three other firefighters suffered minor injuries and were also taken to the hospital.
The victim, an 82-year-old man, suffered major burn injuries and was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center and is expected to be transferred to a city hospital.
Firefighter Zachary Davis, the deputy chief’s son, suffered burn injuries to his face, and four or five other firefighters were treated for minor burn injuries at the scene.
Davis said he was proud of his son for his role in the rescue and he is expected to recover.