Off-duty Conn. assistant fire chief removes burning truck from workplace building
Northville Assistant Fire Chief Jason Street, a manager at Omaha Beef Company, leapt into action to prevent the fire from spreading
By Laura French
DANBURY, Conn. — An off-duty Connecticut assistant fire chief was at his job as a manager of a food processing company Saturday when he pulled a burning truck from a building to prevent the fire from spreading.
The Danbury Fire Department said in a statement that Northville Fire Department Assistant Chief Jason Street, a manager at Omaha Beef Company, jumped into a forklift and removed the flaming vehicle from an enclosed loading dock as Danbury firefighters were responding.
Danbury firefighters soon arrived and were able to quickly extinguish the vehicle fire. No one was injured during the incident. The Danbury Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.
"Excellent work from our Assistant Chief," the Northville Fire Department said in a statement. "It just goes to show thins can happen when they're least expected, but some outside-the-box thinking can make all the difference!!"