Crew from Station 6 rescue two from house fire.
FirefighterNation.com ran the news story on Friday of the rescue of two women from a home in Concord, California…
California Firefighters Rescue Women from Fire
Crews pulled two women from Contra Costa blaze
CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Contra Costa firefighters have rescued two women from a burning home in Concord. The one-alarm fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Contra Costa Fire District Battalion Chief Terry Buck said Concord police could hear people inside but couldn't get in because of heavy smoke.
The initial call came in at 0130 hours and was for an odor investigation. When crews arrived, smoke was showing from the structure and police on the scene were reporting that two occupants were inside. Making their way in, firefighters were able to remove one woman who was found in the hallway. Helmet camera footage captures the rescue of a elderly woman confined to her bed.
It is interesting to note that according to KGO, this was the first successful rescue for one veteran firefighter,
"After 13 years on the job, this was a first for Leimpeter. "I've been on fires where the victims aren't so fortunate, especially at this time of the night," Leimpeter, who added that Friday morning's rescue made it worth it."
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