04/25/13 263 W, 1 I - + 3 - 2 Dramatic Photo of Dramatic Rescue in Havelock

FireNews has posted photos and a story that originated in this Havelock News story, about a house fire on Tuesday that resulted in rescue of a two-year old child. Arriving units found the front of the single-story home fully involved. Though one child had been rescued by his father, a second was still inside the structure. Firefighter Charlie Winter entered through a side window, assisted by police officers, an action also captured on film. The story details the rescue, the incident itself (HFD, CPFD, NFD), and the last condition of the boy (fair condition Tuesday night).

Drew C. Wilson of the Havelock News/Halifax Media Group took the stunning photo, along with another dramatic close-up image. They're about as powerful and probably-to-be-iconic as they come. Re-postings of the FireNews links are already making their rounds on Facebook. The image stands a great chance at going viral, on social media platforms and probably fire service blogs and web sites.

Just as "making a grab" can be a rare event for a firefighter, so is capturing the moment on film. Should such a moment pass before my lens, the posted results will likely be different. Since I usually blur or obscure of compose-out the faces of victims in my scene photos (an action that results from my partnership with Wake County EMS), you'd probably see a shot from the side or the rear. The posted one(s) at least. Anyway, great shots and a great rescue.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News/Halifax Media Group image

Great image here….
Boy’s down east just doing what they do.
Let’s not forget the Police jumping in here too.
You all deserve the attention you’ll be getting.
Buckwheat - 04/25/13 - 10:55

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