By Maki Becker, The Buffalo News:
Firefighter Eric Whitehead lay on the floor of the burning attic, blinded by smoke and steam.
He couldn’t find his hose line.
His hands were burned.
But he wasn’t afraid.
“I just knew my brothers were there,” Whitehead recalled.
A month after being pulled from the burning house on Butler Avenue, Whitehead remains in Erie County Medical Center, where doctors are treating third-degree burns on his hands.
Yet he couldn’t be more thankful – to both his fellow firefighters and to those helping him recover. He looks forward to the day he’s back at work with his crew on Engine 21.
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