Friday, December 25, 2015

Iraq Veteran Firefighter Crawled Past Flames to Save Yonkers Woman

Yonkers Firefighter, an Iraq War Veteran, Crawls Past Flames to Save Trapped Woman on Christmas
NBC New York
Yonkers Fire Lt. Danny Lee (inset top left) is being credited with saving a woman's life Christmas morning.
A Yonkers fire lieutenant crawled past heavy fire to rescue a woman trapped in the back bedroom of a flame-engulfed apartment on Christmas morning, according to the local department and union.

The Yonkers Uniformed Fire Officers Association said Lt. Danny Nee, a six-year members of the Yonkers Fire Department and an Iraq War veteran, responded to the eight-story apartment building on Bronx River Road after getting a call about smoke coming from a third-floor apartment around 10 a.m.

As they were en route, a woman called 911 in a panic, saying she was trapped in the bedroom, according to the union. The woman told the 911 operator heavy fire in the living room was blocking her way out and her bedroom had filled with smoke.

Nee and the other firefighters arrived minutes after being dispatched to the scene, and as crew members worked to stretch a hose to the burning apartment, Nee crawled into the burning building and made his way to the back bedroom.
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