Burned firefighter after call: 'I would do it again'

Brad Kershaw was attempting to collect family photos from a wall when a piece of smoldering roof struck him


By FireRescue1 Staff

CORINTH, Miss. — Although a firefighter suffered first- and second- degree burns during a fire call, he said his resolve to give back remains.

Biggersville volunteer firefighter Brad Kershaw was battling a house fire last weekend when he suffered the burns on his wrist and forearm, reported WMC. After the fire was contained, Kershaw and other firefighters initiated a “salvage and recovery” of items in the house. Kershaw was attempting to collect family photos from a wall when a piece of smoldering roof struck him. 

Despite his injuries, Kershaw said it will not discourage or hinder him from serving the community. 

“I would do it again, but in a different way,” Kershaw said. “It sheds light on what we need to improve on as a fire community in the future so that people don’t get hurt.”

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