Injured Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Hoping to Leave Hospital Soon

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KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Pete Dern, who was badly injured in a fire incident in March, is vowing to leave the hospital soon, according to a news report.

“Pete’s in great spirits,”¬†Fresno City Fire Chief Kerri Donis said at a news conference, as reported by KMPH ( “The family, the department the members surround him and his family with support every day. It’s a 24 hour vigil commitment but the doctors say they believe he can probably get out of there in October. Pete says he’ll get out of there in July.”

Captain Dern was walking on the roof of a burning home on March 29th when it collapsed and he fell into the fire.

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