This is the 2nd time this week where a Firefighter was "found" inside a burning structure…the other one being the tragic LODD in Alabama, when Crossville FF 24-year-old Adam Cody Renfroe was lost inside after doing a search.
In this case, a Jackson Firefighter saved the life of another Firefighter last Sunday night. FF Corey Landrum was outside the burning church, changing his SCBA, when he heard faint cries for help! FF Landrum went into the church and up the stairs, where he found FF Richard Taylor lying on his stomach, overcome, lost and disoriented. FF Landrum says he followed the cries for help as they got louder…and he found FF Taylor and got him out of the church. FF Taylor was transported and later to the Firefighters Regional Burn Center in Memphis. It is reported that FF Taylor suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns to his abdomen and legs and had less than 1 minute left on his SCBA.
We will provide more details on this extremely CLOSE CALL as soon as it is available.