Atlanta Firefighter in Rescue Suspension Leaves Department

Dwyer leaves Atlanta Fire Rescue for
a new job

Daniel Dwyer

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta firefighter who rushed into a burning house to save an elderly woman, and was suspended for his actions, has resigned from Atlanta Fire Rescue to take a job in Johns Creek, as reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Captain Danny Dwyer was suspended without pay for running into the house on Collier Drive in June 2019.

The act sparked controversy as the department said he did not follow proper procedure when he went into the house by himself to perform the rescue

Sally Skrine, the occupant, later died from her injuries.

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Dwyer’s suspension caused a rally around him, and on social media, supporting his actions.

A GoFundMe page was created to show support for Dwyer, which raised more than $10,000.

It is said that Dwyer plans to donate the money to charity.

A spokesperson for Atlanta Fire Rescue confirmed that Dwyer is no longer with the department but did not have any details about the resignation. 

AJC reports that on Friday, Johns Creek Fire Chief Chris Coons said that Dwyer accepted a position with his department.

Dwyer went public about the rescue and suspension in a YouTube video with the group Getting Salty Experience.

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