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Dayton firefighters’ resourcefulness aids rescue of elderly woman.


Dayton firefighters responded to a house fire last week on Alaska Street and arrived to find neighbors telling them that a woman was trapped inside.





Firefighters had a slight problem dealing with overgrown brush but once they made entry they were quickly halted by piles of materials two to three-feet high in many places. Once they finally located the elderly victim, the decision was made to enlarge a nearby window opening to make removal quicker.

Using a saw, firefighters cut out the bottom wall space and jack studs to turn the window into a doorway opening instead of trying to drag the victim back over the piles of materials.

Dayton Fire Department Asst. Chief Jeff Payne said that the overwhelming materials made the incident much harder than it really was. Firefighters also had to cut down the brush so they could have room to work at the enlarged window while they slid a backboard in to remove the trapped woman.

WDTN reported that the victim was listed in serious condition and one firefighter was injured.

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Dave LeBlanc
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first of all, thank for the responses and interest. I apologize for the delay. Discussion is good.... While I took a shot at "some guy named Eddie' it was a tongue in cheek response to a similar shot taken by the Chief in response to one of my blogs. While the article was less about…
2015-02-28 14:26:28
Michael Furci
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Great article.
2015-02-28 05:28:17
Bill Carey
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Editor's Note: Dave LeBlanc will replay to your comments soon, but he is currently recuperating from a surgery and is unable to type well at the moment. Thank you.
2015-02-27 22:26:19
Bob Davis
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I am not sure how to take this article or some of the comments after. As one of the training officers in my mid-sized volunteer department, I have gone through SLICERS and RECEO-VS both the discussions and the science behind them. While I can't say I have seen everything about this, all I have ever…
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