Conn. FF witnesses crash scene, rescues elderly man

Hawleyville Volunteer Firefighter Reese Moffett stopped to assist the injured driver until an engine and EMS arrived

Kendra Baker
The News-Times, Danbury, Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. — An elderly man was saved by a fast-acting volunteer firefighter following a serious crash outside the mall Saturday.

Hawleyville volunteer firefighter Reese Moffett came upon the scene of the crash near the entrance to the Danbury Fair Mall where a silver sedan smashed into a cement pole stanchion.

Donning his turnouts and personal protection equipment, Reese approached the damaged car and found an unconscious elderly male driver inside.

Reese broke one of the car’s windows to gain access to the driver, who was unconscious and having respiratory difficulty, according to the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company.

When police arrived on scene, Reese gave them an update and continued to support the patient by holding his airway open until Engine 26 and EMS arrived.

“Reese’s actions were crucial in keeping this man breathing until the paramedics arrived,” the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company wrote on Facebook.


©2020 The News-Times (Danbury, Conn.)


Saturday, May 23rd there was a serious accident at the entrance to Danbury Fair Mall. A car had struck a cement pole...

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