Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company (BVFC) reports that at 3:13 am this morning, Saturday, November 26, together with EMS, they were dispatched to Route 7 North in the area of Junction Road overpass for a single-car accident with fire and entrapment.
"Paramedic Ambulance 18-1 was returning from Danbury Hospital from a medical call and was on scene within 1 minute. Upon arrival, they found a heavily involved vehicle with a bystander removing the injured driver."
According to BVFC, it was off-duty White Plains NY Firefighter and Brookfield resident, Nicholas Perri Jr. who came upon the accident while traveling home and saved the life of the victim.
The Fire Company says that without the protection of gear or a hose line, Perri gained access to the engulfed vehicle and successfully removed the badly injured female driver as flames were entering the passenger compartment.
He carried the patient to EMS where she was treated and transported to Danbury Hospital. Mr. Perri was treated on scene for minor injuries and refused transport.
"If not for the courageous actions of Mr. Perri, the operator would have burned to death in her vehicle. His actions are a testament to him, the White Plains FD, and the fire service as a whole," BVFC says.
Engines 4, 21, Tanker 2, Tac 9, 18-1, 18-3 and Medic 3 operated on the scene for 90 minutes under the command of Chief Ellis.
Learn more and view additional photos on BVFC Facebook page here.