BCSO Deputy Don Flammio, Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue Save Victim and His Dog From House Fire
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 18, 2020
Deputy Flammio’s experience as a Firefighter helped guide him through the dangerous situation
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock to protect our citizens.
To better introduce you to our team, from time to time we post employee and unit spotlights so you can meet and get to know the incredible men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Canaveral Precinct Deputy Donald Flammio Jr., an 18-month BCSO veteran with the Sheriff’s Office responded to Harrison Avenue in Cape Canaveral, regarding an emergency 911 call concerning a residential fire.
Upon Deputy Flammio’s arrival, the residence had large amounts of black smoke billowing from the eaves and windows.
A neighbor advised Deputy Flammio that a male and his dog were still inside the residence.
Deputy Flammio checked the residence for a point of entry and after finding no point to access, forced entry into the residence and began searching for occupants.
As he worked to clear room by room, he was able to locate the male inside a bedroom in the back of the residence. The resident was unable to escape due to the fire and heavy smoke.
Deputy Flammio, blocked by the fire and smoke exited the home and forced entry through a bedroom window. Deputy Flammio climbed through the broken window and located the male lying on the bedroom floor.
Members of Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue subsequently arrived on scene and met Deputy Flammio at the window and helped remove the resident to safety.
Members of Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue then entered the home and located the resident’s pet dog “BB” inside the residence, carring him to safety as well.
Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue then treated Deputy Flammio and “BB” on-scene for smoke inhalation and we are extremely happy and grateful to say both are in good health.
The resident was immediately transported to a local hospital and is expected to fully recover from his injuries.
Prior to Deputy Flammio’s employment with the Sheriff’s office he proudly served for 29 years as a Fire Fighter in Long Island, NY, and for our own Brevard County Fire Rescue.
As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of Deputy Flammio and our Cape/Port Canaveral Fire Rescue public safety partners, as all involved are superheroes.
Their abilities, professionalism, and passion for the job are a tremendous asset to our agency, CCFR and our citizens.
Cape/Port Canaveral Fire Rescue Chief Dave Sargeant called right after the incident to check on our Deputy and to tell me how proud he was of Deputy Flammio for risking his life to save a citizen.
There is no doubt that Deputy Flammio’s experience as a Firefighter helped guide him through the dangerous situation to help save the citizen.
Please join me in thanking Deputy Flammio and the brave members of Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue for their commitment and dedication to protecting our citizens and for going the extra mile to save the life of one of our furry citizens as well!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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