Documentary Showcases Bravery At Harrowing Connecticut Tenement Fire

  • Source: The Vernon Patch
  • Published: 01/11/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The team efforts at a harrowing 2021 fire in a Vernon tenement are being featured on a national documentary. The fire took place at 80-82 Union Street last March. A raging inferno trapped residents on the third floor and the building was engulfed in smoke. A rescue team that sprang to action spared no title — in addition to firefighters and police officers, a registered nurse from nearby Rockville General Hospital, an Air National Guard sergeant who lived next door and Vernon's town administrator and emergency management director sprang into action and the two people trapped on the third floor were rescued. The efforts that day are being showcased in a documentary television series called "Hearts of Heroes." The show airs Saturday mornings on ABC television stations and can also be viewed on YouTube. The show "showcases the stories of men and women braving natural disasters with one goal: to rescue the victims and help restore their lives."


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