Pennsylvania volunteer firefighter with special needs is breaking barriers

  • Source: Fox 43
  • Published: 02/05/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Dauphin County firefighter with special needs is breaking barriers serving his community. 33-year-old Danny Zmitrovich has been working with Hummelstown Fire Department for the last seventeen years. “I’m like, we’re going! So we grab our gear jump in the truck and go!" said Zmitrovich. "I like helping out people that need the help so that’s why I do this job for a reason," he added. Despite having a learning disability, Zmitrovich is determined to prove what he can really do. From switching out radio batteries, to checking air cylinders and rolling out the hose, Zmitrovich does everything but go inside of a home to put out a fire. “We treat Dan just the way we treat any other firefighter here," said Rich Franning Sr., safety officer at Hummelstown Fire Department. “We know what he can do, we know his limitations and we won’t ask him to do anything outside of those limitations," added Franning.


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