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‘You saved Hawkeye’: Inside the Jeremy Renner snowplow incident response

Truckee Meadows Firefighter-Paramedic Alex Hughes and Captain Greg Lompa on the harrowing call involving the “Avengers” actor

“Every second mattered.” When actor Jeremy Renner was severely injured in a snowcat accident last year, Truckee Meadows Fire Rescue crews’ swift action and medical intervention played a crucial role in saving Renner’s life. TMFR Firefighter-Paramedic Alex Hughes and Captain Greg Lompa join the show to share operational details from the call, plus we dig into all this:

  • The critical role of teamwork amid equipment failures
  • Why backup plans are a key part of public safety planning
  • Preparing for weather-related obstacles at challenging scenes
  • “It’s not about the limelight; it’s about being able to perform when you need to.”

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