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    Police defend decision to cite man who rushed into burning apartment to save dog


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    Metro police said today they were right to cite a man who rescued his dog from a burning apartment building in West Nashville last night.

    Jarrod T. Martin, 26, who lived in the apartments, was handcuffed, held by officers and cited for disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment, but was not booked into the Metro Jail after entering the burning building, and throwing his dog to safety. View story about the fire.

    The Metro Police Department received 10 telephone calls this morning and others throughout the day from people who were watching television footage captured by a bystander and aired on local television stations, said Don Aaron, police spokesman.

    Letters were also sent to The Tennessean from outraged readers who had dubbed Martin a ''hero,'' and who were concerned that Martin was taken into custody.

    Attempts to reach Martin today have been unsuccessful.

    Fire officials said Martin used a fireman's hook pole to break the window of his apartment at 6565 Premiere Drive, then entered the smoke-filled apartment room. The fire at the Premier West Apartment complex started last night around 6:20 p.m.

    Martin put firefighters in danger by entering the building, diverted their attention from the blaze, and could have caused a ''back draft,'' a flash fire caused by a sudden rush of oxygen, said Assistant Chief Kim Lawson, spokeswoman for the Nashville Fire Department.

    Fire officials and police had warned Martin it was too dangerous to go to the apartment and told him not to go inside, but he went anyway, Lawson and police said.

    Martin received a minor cut but was otherwise uninjured, officials said.

    It is probable that fire officials would have been able to save the dog after the blaze was batted down, but were unable to do that at the time Martin entered the burning building, Lawson said.

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    There is an opinion poll at the link to this artilce http://www.tennessean.com/local/arch...t_ID=31707511, in which the public opinion is that people should be allowed to run into burning buildings to save their stuff. Pretty funny.

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    I couldnt resist posting MY opinion on that site. What a bunch of idiots..... There are some pretty scary people in this Country..... Postscript... I deleted my posts in that site due to the fact I posted my real e-mail address as opposed to a phony one. I am already getting e-mails from these nice people, so I did what any "chicken" would do and got the hell out of Dodge. I am truly amazed by the thought process of some of these folks. Anyway I think I will stick to "safe" fire-related forums.
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    Ditto for me... one even suggested I keep my "no good yankee firefighting opinions" to myself!

    Jarrod Martin might have rescued his dog, but from what I have seen, he's supoorted by a bunch of mutts!
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    I didnt realize a dogs life was more important than his and the firefighters and those firefighters familys at that blaze

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    Not only did he endanger his life but he also endangerd the lives of the fire crews at the building, Excsue me but when then PD and FD both state out it would hbe wise to listen, But than again this world is full of stupid people

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    Default Another public opinion forum...

    http://users.boardnation.com/~wsmv/i...y;threadid=301

    My reply's on page 3

    My reply is also #903 on the Tennessean poll.
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    Sorry Ken, link's no good.

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    Let me say again what my honey says in his signature - People don't call the fire department because they did something smart. (or something close to that)
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    By the way.. mine is 960.. Used a fake name.. didn't need the stupid ones knowing my name...
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    Standing in stunned silence. It shouldn't amaze me but somehow it does. These people and their knee jerk uninformed opinions. No knowledge of ff ops and bashing the fd for not rescuing the dog. More than one said ff's watched the dog for 30 minutes, from the video there is no way they could have seen the dog. Beside the fact how many of you stand around doing nothing for 30 minutes at a working fire? Congrats to the police for busting that idiot. Risk a little to save a little risk a lot to save alot. Risk my life and perhaps not go home to my family for a dog? No! This mutt put himself in harm's way and if he went down ff are put in harms way to save him. The absolute lack of intelligence of those posts stuns me. There is not enough newsprint in the world to smack all of those mutts.

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    Was Forrest Gump from this town?

    The depths of stupidity never cease to amaze me. (But then again, I'm one of those "no good yankee firefighters!")

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    I am post 976. The issue is simple. Even the owner of the building has no right to entry once FD operations begin. He wasn't arrested for saving his dog. He was arrested for entering the structure.
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    They were perfectly justified in cuffing the guy and I hope he pays somehow for disobeying a firefighter's order. BUT, you guys gotta remember that the majority of the world has no clue what happens when you break a window in a fire situation. I can imagine how the guy felt knowing his dog was in there and he felt it was his decision to risk his life for his dog. I think there are a lot of people who would have done the same thing, not knowing their actions would jeopardize others. In a crisis situation, people do crazy things. The public needs to be educated, they have no idea how much science is involved in fighting a fire. This doesn't make them stupid, it just means they are uninformed.

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    I like the strong support that many of these "Good Conservative Republicans" (their words not mine) are showing for the police and fire departments. You will never be able to explain to some of them that one of the job descriptions for BOTH jobs isn't suicide. I also like the way the word "coward" is so easily thrown about by these uninformed people and that firefighters and police officers are somehow trying to ride the coat tails of those who made the ultimte sacrifice Sept. 11th .

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    This one is a lost cause, I'm afraid. This is a d**med if you do, d**ned if you don't situation.
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    Woo Hoo! Jolly Roger's post on the TV's website made the Today Show. Unfortunately, they seemed to emphasize the posts that supported this guy.
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    I am simply amazed how people think on this subject. Most of us would always "go the extra mile" for a dog, cat, gerbil etc. but watching that video is proof enough how stupid this guy was.

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    You know, if his blankity blank dog was so da**ed important to him, why didn't he grab it on the way out of the building when the tenants were being evacuated??????????????????????
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