Fresno Fire Captain Talks About Falling into Flames

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) One thing Pete Dern dislikes is the spotlight. It’s one of the reasons he’s been out of sight for four years. But he agreed to an interview so he might offer encouragement to others who face extreme hardship or illness or disability. He has faced all three. 

It was just after 1:00 on March 29 the call came in for a garage fire on Cortland Avenue in Central Fresno. It was a routine call. 53-year-old Pete Dern was among those at the scene. 

“I, unfortunately, remember everything,” he said. ” You’ve asked me if I remember – I do, every day. Sometimes I don’t want to remember.” MORE

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