Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter spoke to reporters about a case in which a firefighter was suspended for his actions during a 2019 rescue at a house fire.
In a 2019 June fire, Capt. Daniel Dwyer sprang into action and made entry to a burning home to pull a female victim out. The victim later succumbed to her injuries. Capt. Dwyer was suspended without pay for four days.
For those of you who may have missed it. Capt. Dwyer of the Atlanta Fire Department making a grab. It’s appalling to me that this man isn’t getting a medal instead of a suspension. If that is the standard, the fire service is trending in the wrong direction. pic.twitter.com/jCD568odzc— Eric Reygers (@EricReygers) February 12, 2020
Chief Slaughter said that although rushing into a fire alone may seem “courageous and commendable,” that person can also jeopardize other firefighters if they get trapped, according to the Washington Post. Per the FOX 5 report, the chief stressed accountability as the main issue in the case.
FirefighterNation: Atlanta Fire Chief Defends House Fire Rescue Suspension