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Everett firefighter talks about recovery after being badly burned


HE RAN INTO THE BURNING BUILDING
AND HE TELLS ME HE WOULD DO IT
AGAIN.>>THAT WAS JUST A TYPICAL
FRIDAY MORNING AT THE FIREHOUSE,
LIKE ANY FRIDAY MORNING, AND
THEN BOOM IT ALL CHANGED
JULIE: FRIDAY, JULY 13. EVERETT FIREFIGHTER SCOTT
DALRYMPLE AND ANOTHER
FIREFIGHTER RAN INTO THIS HOUSE
ON MORRIS STREET TO RESCUE A
WOMAN TRAPPED ON THE SECOND
FLOOR.>>AS I GOT TO THE TOP OF THE
LANDING, I FELT REALLY, REALLY,
REALLY HOT. BEYOND NORMAL HOT. IT WAS STARTING TO HURT. I TURNED AROUND AND SAID TO
JOSH, GO, WE HAVE TO LEAVE. ALL OF SUDDEN, IT MUST HAVE
ASKED. EVERYTHING IGNITED. I REMEMBER BEING DRAGGED,
DRAGGED DOWN THE STAIRS AND I
REMEMBER THE WHOLE TIME
SCREAMING. JULIE: SCOTT AND HIS COLLEAGUE
WERE ALIVE, BUT SCOTT’S INJURIES
WOULD BE LIFE CHANGING.>>MY LEFT HAND HAS SECOND,
THIRD, AND FOURTH DEGREE BURNS
ON IT. JULIE THE MARRIED FATHER OF
: THREE HAS ENDURED MULTIPLE
SEVERAL SURGERIES AT MASS
GENERAL WITH SEVERAL MORE AHEAD,
AND IS GRATEFUL.>>LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND YOU
CAN TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. FAMILY IS IMPORTANT. MY FAMILY IS NOT A VERY TIGHT
KNIT FAMILY. I REALIZED THAT WE HAVE TO START
DOING MORE WITH FAMILY. JULIE: HE MAY NEVER REGAIN THE
USE OF HIS RIGHT HAND, BUT HE
HAS EVERY INTENTION OF
RETURNING.>>IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL I SAY
IT’S OVER. I WILL FIND A WAY TO WORK. I’M NOT READY TO QUIT. I’M NOT READY FOR THAT NOW. THIS HAS RE-ENERGIZED MY LOVE
FOR THE JOB. JULIE: SCOTT HAS ANOTHER BIG
SURGERY AHEAD OF HIM TOMORROW
AND HE MAY STILL BE HERE FOR A
FEW MORE WEEKS. HIS FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS WERE
ABLE

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  • It seems for years now those triple decker houses and those Duckboats have claimed a wicked amount of lives,yet nothing is done to stop or improve them to be safe. Get well Soon Sir and I hope he doesn't have to pay any Hospital bills or Recovery Therapy.

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