Follow up: Winston-Salem rookie firefighter talks about leading the firefight at apartment fire

  • Source: WGHP-TV Fox 8 Greensboro
  • Published: 09/24/2020 03:44 PM

VIDEO: It was a fearless act caught on video where a rookie firefighter stepped into action in a moment of disaster. “They definitely put me in the right spot at the right time and allowed me to pretty much be all eyes on me,” Winston-Salem Firefighter Henry Murray said. It was a moment Murray will never forget. He has been a firefighter for only two weeks when the call came in on Motor Road early Wednesday morning. “When I got out there, I got out of the truck I thought to myself, ‘Hey, this is a lot.’ It happens pretty quick and I was just following the lead of my captain,” Murray said. Instead of following he led by example. Battling those strong flames with a team at his side. “I was confident I had very good leadership that was around. It was a team effort and there’s a lot of knowledge around that got me to this spot right here,” Murray said. Thankfully no one was hurt, but Murray knows it’s not always going to be easy.


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