Dramatic Video Captures Firefighter as She Catches Child

16 January 2018, 12:55 | Isaac Mcdaniel

DeKalb County Fire Rescue

DeKalb County Fire Rescue

One video, captured on a firefighter's helmet camera and shared by a firefighters' union on Facebook, shows one of those dramatic rescues.

An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex. Scott Stroup, a third-age firefighter, getting a youngster tossed by a parent from a third-floor overhang on January 3.

"You immediately saw flames and you could hear their screams", she recalled.

He said: 'I had engine three with my next units on scene.

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"That was the main thing going through my head, 'Master, let me get this child, ' " Peckrul revealed to Fox5 Atlanta.

She climbed the fire truck ladder halfway to the third-floor balcony when she noticed what appeared to be a blue blanket falling towards her. Almost 8o people were displaced by the fire in the end, and were transported to safety by a MARTA bus, reported WXIA.

At least 12 people, four adults and eight children, were hospitalised from injuries sustained in the inferno but none were life-threatening. "It's our job, and we are so fortunate to work for DeKalb County who prides training and equipment and we have a brotherhood here and we work really well together", Peckrul said.



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