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UK Firefighter Is Criticized, Loses Pay After Rescue

06/26/2013
A London (UK) firefighter has gotten into hot water over after rescuing an unconscious woman from a fire last year. Firefighter Salomon Fernandez responded last April to an apartment fire in which a woman was trapped, according to a report from the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle (http://bit.ly/15GH4pB). Fernandez and some colleagues entered the burning building and rescued the victim; he sustained a shoulder injury in the operation. Fernandez then began resuscitation efforts before the victim was transported to a medical facility. Fernandez's actions were later the criticized by London Fire Brigade managers, who took issue with his decision to enter the building and other aspects of ...

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