Brevard County Commissioners Commend Firefighters Dan White and Larissa Conroy For Rescue

By  //  July 27, 2016

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PAIR SAVE TWO FROM BURING VEHICLE

BOCC today commended firefighters Dan White and Larissa Conroy for off-duty rescue at accident scene in Rockledge.

Brevard County Commissioners commended firefighters Dan White and Larissa Conroy for an off-duty rescue at an accident scene in Rockledge. White and Conroy were returning home from a class when they came upon a SUV on fire as a result of a multi vehicle crash on I-95 earlier this month. The two firefighters dragged a victim to safety from the burning vehicle. (BCFR image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On July 6, Brevard County Fire Rescue and Rockledge Fire Department responded to a horrific vehicle collision with fire on Interstate-95 near Fiske Boulevard.

Firefighters Dan White and Larissa Conroy were off duty and returning home from a class when they came upon the incident.

They found an SUV which was towing an enclosed trailer jack knifed with the SUV on its driver side.

The pair found a patient who was pinned underneath the vehicle and in need of immediate assistance.

With the help of bystanders, they rolled the vehicle back upright and dragged the victim to safety. They then focused on the driver who was still pinned in the vehicle.

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Conroy used the electric seat to move the seat back and then pulled the patient through the back door of the vehicle while White held back the flames with a portable fire extinguisher.

These heroic actions were performed while the vehicle was burning. Although the outcome wasn’t ideal, their selfless actions are what the true spirit of the fire service is all about.

– Brevard County Fire Rescue

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(Toni Michelle image)

Firefighters Dan White and Larissa Conroy were off duty and returning home from a class when they came upon this incident on I-95. (Toni Michelle image)


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