Alone at Firehouse, Ohio Firefighter Responds to Blaze

(South Euclid Fire Department, Facebook)

Kolodka spotted a fire across the street

FirefighterNation Staff

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – WOIO reports that a South Euclid firefighter was awarded for his actions in May that put himself alone to fight a fire.

The South Euclid Fire Department told WOIO that Firefighter Kolodka was alone at the firehouse on May 27 due to call volume and staff jumping when he saw a garage on fire across the street.

He called the fire in to dispatchers before pulling out a fire truck and placing it in pump.

Firefighter Kolodka then told a police officer on the scene how to lay a supply line to a hydrant before he pulled out a 2-1/2-inch hoseline, charged the line, and then extinguished the bulk of the fire before other firefighters arrived.

According to SEFD, Firefighter Kolodka’s actions saved two other buildings from burning.

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