More and more, veterans with prostheses are able to return to the fight, whether it’s in Iraq, Afghanistan or back home.
Print this out and post in your quarters. Next time you hear “We don’t need to PT, we’re a busy house”, “It’s too hot out”, “It’s too cold out”, “We’ve been busy, let’s do it later”, “We’ll have to repack all that hose”, introduce the crew to Army sergeant and Capitol Heights Fire/EMS lieutenant Dwayne Frost, Sr.
Frost went to Iraq, left a leg there, and came back home to fight fire.
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“While the Army has deemed Dwayne fit for combat, NFPA 1582, the standard that governs medical evaluations for firefighter candidates, does not allow individuals who have sustained injuries similar to Dwayne’s to participate in interior firefighting operations. However, after careful review by the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) and an independent medical advisory board, Dwayne has been cleared to participate in exterior firefighting duties and to provide EMS care.”
Veteran Firefighter, Wounded Soldier Returns to Active Fire Department Service in the Community
Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department
Images courtesy NARHA, Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George’s County Fire EMS Department.