Detroit firefighter back on the job after being severely burned fighting abandoned house fire

  • Source: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
  • Published: 10/14/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Doctors will say some of the most painful recoveries come in the burn unit. A Detroit firefighter just lived through a recovery and he has a unique perspective. He’s in charge of the department’s clown team that works to cheer up child burn victims. Firefighter Mark Taylor went inside a burning vacant home to see if there was anybody inside and that’s when the roof collapsed on him. His partner was in the house too. Two stories of burning roof buried Taylor and his partner. Their fellow firefighters broke out chainsaws and sounded the alarm. Taylor couldn’t move and flames burned more than 60 percent of his body. “It didn’t feel like that was the end. I had to wonder if that was it? Is this what death is gonna feel like for me?" he said. Taylor spent three weeks in the receiving hospital burn unit.


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