Update Monday March 30, 2015: Fresno City Firefighters - Local 753
On Sunday March 29 Fire Captain Pete Dern was leading his crew across the roof to provide ventilation for the safety of attack crews when a catastrophic collapse dropped him into the inferno. Fellow Firefighters rescued him within minutes but he suffered 65-75 percent second and third degree burns across his body. As of this morning he is heavily sedated and breathing on a respirator. He has already undergone the first of many surgeries and further information will be available at the press conference this afternoon.
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CAUTION RAW VIDEO: Fresno City Firefighter Falls Through Roof Into Inferno
FIREFIGHTER FALLS THROUGH ROOF WHILE BATTLING FRESNO HOUSE FIRE
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Fresno Fire Department captain fell through a roof into a burning home early Sunday. At the request of the FFD, we are posting this video to show the dangers of working as a firefighter.
The captain, who has not yet been identified, is now in critical condition and has third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. 60-70 percent of his body is burned. He is in surgery at Community Regional Medical Center.