A Connecticut Man Died While Shoveling Snow: These Responders Finished the Job in His Memory

first-responders

When a group of first responders could not save a man who died while shoveling snow from his roof members of the Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS and city’s police department decided to finish the job for him.

“They felt going back and finishing the job would at least have a positive outcome for the family. They just wanted to do something for the family so when they got home they wouldn’t have to worry about the integrity of the house.”

— Fire Chief David Billings

“Quite often a situation like this leaves first responders frustrated and feeling somewhat helpless,” Fire Chief David Billings told the Daily News. “They felt going back and finishing the job would at least have a positive outcome for the family. They just wanted to do something for the family so when they got home they wouldn’t have to worry about the integrity of the house.”

Like many people in New England living through this winter of historic snowfall, Miroslaw was on his roof Tuesday trying to remove it from his roof to protect his Manchester home, Billings said.

He had called a relative to come over and help but before he arrived Miroslaw had a heart attack and fell down…(read more)

New York Daily News

 



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