Georgia Firefighter Claims Rescue Effort Lacking

An Atlanta (GA) firefighter, who wishes to stay anonymous, said that fellow firefighters did not do enough to rescue a 20-year-old man, reports WSBT 2.

The man died in a house fire where the firefighter said that when the first crew arrived on the scene, they were told a man was inside, but it wasn’t until the third crew arrived that man was pulled outside. He said, by then, it was too late.

“There is no excuse. There is no do-over. He doesn’t get a do-over. That’s it for him, so we failed,” said the longtime firefighter who does not want to be identified.

He said they failed at their mission because the first two responding crews did not go in and try to rescue the victim, Sacarri McNeal.

“There was no reason for them not to go in there and get him. There wasn’t.  They should’ve done their job, gone in that window and pulled that kid out,” he said.

Channel 2 obtained a copy of the incident report. The report shows that it was the third unit that pulled the victim out.

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