Following a violent accident that resulted in a fully-involved car fire, firefighters from Orange County Fire Rescue will meet a patient they treated in July of 2012. The patient has since made it his mission to locate the crew who tended to his care on-scene, and thank them for their exceptional efforts that ultimately saved his life.
The patient was deemed a trauma alert by crew members as he suffered severe life-threatening injuries. Several years later, the crew members were astonished to learn the patient’s outcome as it was not expected to be favorable.
With the help of social media, the patient was finally connected to the lieutenant who assisted in treating him on-scene. The patient and crew members embraced the opportunity to meet once again to recount the critical moments of that grim July night and to celebrate the life of a young man who was involved in a tragic accident.
The crew will receive a Unit Citation Award for their dedicated efforts and exemplary patient care.
Orange County Fire Rescue Engine 70 and Rescue 70 Crew Members
Burn Patient, Nam-Hai Le
Patient and Crew Reunion
Unit Citation Award Presentation
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Orange County Fire Rescue Station 70
1027 E. Wallace Road
Orlando, FL 32809