Fire chief recounts tale of firefighter burned on duty, forced to retire

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2010

One of Chief W. Keith Brower's firefighters, from the Loudoun County (VA) fire department, was severely burned when a fireball erupted on the first floor of a home fire. The fire trapped four of Chief Brower's firefighters upstairs. All four escaped, but the firefighter who was burned has retired from the force. "He's partially incapacitated," says the Chief. "He can't do the job he loves."

Watch Chief Brower's story.

NFPA’s Faces of Fire campaign is a tool to help people and groups across the country promote the use of automatic fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes. By containing fires before they spread, home fire sprinklers protect lives and property. The personal stories told through the Faces of Fire campaign will show the experiences of those who escaped or lost loved ones in home fires and those whose lives and property were protected by home fire sprinklers.

- Mike Hazell