When You Can’t Save Them with John Lightly


If you haven’t yet had the experience of having a victim of a structure fire die, all I can say is, you will.

It’s not something anyone can really prepare for, and – especially if you were the one who pulled the victim out – it never gets any easier.

Thankfully, most fires these days don’t result in fatalities.

But what changes when you arrive at a working fire and a bystander tells you there’s someone inside?

That’s what we’re discussing with today’s guest.

John Lightly is a battalion chief in the Youngstown, Ohio Fire Department. He’s got over 20 years on the job, and he’s seen his share of civilian fatalities.

John’s article: Lessons from Civilian Fatalities