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The latest in NFPA’s new video series underscores long-lasting, emotional torment following home fires

By Fred Durso, Jr. “I didn’t realize [my burn injuries] would affect not just me, but my wife and kids. It affected all aspects of our lives. I thought we would never get back to the life we had before.” Those jarring words are from Firefighter Lionel Crowther, who received burns on 70 percent of his body from a home fire that eventually killed his captain. While attempting to come to terms with his physical injuries, Crowther experienced emotional torment also felt by his wife and two children. His inability to regain his independence–brushing his teeth and applying ointment had to be done by…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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