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Calif. fire chief saves paraplegic man’s life

Chief Shane Wilson carried the man in his arms through the smoke from a burning home


By FireRescue1 Staff

RIO DELL, Calif. — A fire chief rescued a paraplegic man from a burning home by carrying him in his arms through the smoke.

NewsChannel3 reported that firefighters were called to a house fire just 11 minutes into a local parade. Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Shane Wilson was the first to arrive on scene and happened to know the resident, a paraplegic man.

When Assistant Chief Ryan Heussler arrived on scene, he saw what he described as “like a movie,” with Chief Wilson carrying the man in his arms through the smoke.

Chief Wilson took little credit for his heroic action, saying “it’s just what we do.”

 

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Posted by Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, August 14, 2017

 

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