Injured Louisiana firefighter visits unit for first time since injury two months ago

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  • Published: 04/04/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Jefferson Parish fireman who almost lost his life battling a condo fire in Metairie two months ago visited his fellow firefighters in his unit for the first time Monday. For many days, it was unclear if fireman Danny Zeigler was going to make it past his injuries. He fell through the roof of the third floor of a burning Old Metairie condominium building in February. He still has a way to go to heal, but on Monday evening he wanted to visit his fellow firefighters at his fire station on Causeway Boulevard. Zeigler is not the only fireman in his family, and there were days when the brotherhood of firefighters in Jefferson Parish thought the visit would never happen. At the station on Monday, Zeigler thanked everyone who made his recovery possible. "It feels wonderful. I didn't except it. When I came out of my coma, the first thing I said to my brother was that I have a lot of bills to take care of. Everyone's been so great, the burn unit's been awesome, all the fireman, the parish president, they all really stepped up," Zeigler said. Dave Tibbetts, Jefferson Parish Fire Chief, said it was the support of the community that saved Zeigler.


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