Brunswick, Maine
January 24, 2000 @ 1255 hrs.
17 Belmont Street

Firefighters receive call for a structure fire. Upon arrival they find heavy fire showing on sides 2 & 4 from the second floor of a three unit apartment building. Firefighters Hunter and Brillant enter fire area as there is a report of a 15 year old trapped inside. Without the protection of a charged hoseline, the firefighters reomved the victim who is burned on over 40 % of his body. The victim is transported to the Burn Center in Massachusetts and is in critical condition. Both Firefighters were wearing full protective gear, including nomex hoods. Both Firefighters recieved burns to their ears, neck, and arms. There protective equipment was so badly damaged from the heat and fire it was taken out of service.

Lt. Michael Robitaille