Officer Scott Provost of the Bellingham – The Bulletin Notes – saves victims of apartment fire – Brief Article
Officer Scott Provost of the Bellingham, Massachusetts, Police Department responded to a call of a fire alarm in an apartment building. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Provost entered the upstairs apartment, but was overcome by thick smoke. While regaining his composure outside the apartment, Officer Provost spoke with a group of tenants from a downstairs apartment. He was informed that a mother and two young children were in the upstairs apartment. After being instructed exactly where the children’s bedroom was located, Officer Provost reentered the apartment. He discovered that the mother had left a suicide note and had placed puddles of accelerate throughout the apartment. She also had barricaded the door of the children’s room and crawled into bed with them. Officer Provost was able to kick open the bedroom door enough to squeeze through the opening. Once inside the bedroom, he was able to confront the mother and evacuate everyone from the fire. Officer Provost put his own life in peril by entering the burning apartment, and, by doing so, he saved the lives of three people.
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