Yes, you read that right. He is being docked pay and suspended for getting an elderly lady out of a structure fire. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/fi...-bring-an-elderly-woman-out-of-a-burning-home From the above link: " But the way he went about it was not in line with fire policy. Dwyer's commander says he carried out his mission in an unsafe manner. They say he needed to wait for additional firefighters to show up before starting his search for 95-year-old Sallie Skrine. The incident happened last June on Collier Drive in northwest Atlanta. While firefighters were attacking the blaze, Dwyer was assigned to the search team. Paul Gerdis, who heads the fire union, said Dwyer made a "split-second" decision to go in, believe the fire to be so intense....every second counted. He located the resident on her dining room floor. He got her out....but he and the other firefighters could not revive her. For his actions, the fire command has ordered his pay be docked 48 hours. "It sends the wrong message," says the union president. " ============================================= Posted on the "Peach State Firefighters" Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peachstate...pqz_R_JOWxj52NEi7IjeShrDbiS9aBcqAbeiU&fref=nf " There are a few things that need to get out there to clear up a bunch of assumptions and misinformation being made up in the absence of detail in the news stories. These are my words, and they should not be construed as a statement by Danny Dwyer or Local 134. If there is a factual error, it is on my part, not theirs. 1. Danny's crew was not slacking. They arrived on a tillered aerial, and both drivers had to finish dressing and packing out, and grabbing tools. They were busting their tails to meet back up with Danny on the A-side, as directed by him. The entire sequence of events happened so quickly that they met him at the front door as he was dragging Ms. Skrine through the threshold and the interior was rolling over. 2. Danny was not freelancing. TK16 was assigned primary search, which was the task he was performing when he found the victim. The radio recordings clearly show this. 3. Danny was working independently, not alone. He met E22 on the front porch, and as they pushed in to make fire attack, as they were assigned, he began primary search on the same floor, only feet from their line. Command knew where he was, E22 knew where he was, and his own crew knew where he was. At the same time E22 and Danny were inside on the 1st floor, another crew was entering the basement to search it. 4. Even if Danny were alone, he did the right thing. Principles don't change based upon outcome. He did not endanger any other crews or personnel. He put the needs of the citizens above his own, as is the standard in the fire service." ==================================== Fire "chief" response: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/at...ion-of-fire-captain-who-ran-into-burning-home From that link: "Without commenting on the specifics of the incident, the chief said, even though the response demonstrated bravery, a firefighter who moves without his team puts himself and potentially other firefighters in danger if they do not know where someone is." =========================================== I have absolutely no idea what the "chief" was thinking would happen when he disciplined a firefighter for trying to rescue someone in a fire. At most, an after action meeting to go over things --- but discipline??