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Associated Press, Published July 30 2012

Minneapolis fire Station 6 saves 8 lives in one year

MINNEAPOLIS — Firefighters from Station 6 in Minneapolis have saved more lives in one year than most firefighters do in years.

The station is credited with saving 8 lives in less than a year, including residents who were trapped in a home on Saturday. Unfortunately, one person died, but firefighters rescued four others from the burning home, including a baby.

Station 6 firefighters have pulled seven people from burning buildings, each time risking their own safety. An eighth person, who threatened to jump from a bridge into interstate traffic, was saved by a captain. KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/OrvI5d ) says firefighters cut holes in a chain link fence over the interstate and Capt. J.R. Klepp was able to reach through and prevent the man from landing in traffic.


Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.