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High 5: Firefighter serves community, even while off-duty

By Jennifer Hardman | Posted - Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.


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PARK CITY — A Park City firefighter who serves the community even when he's off-duty wins our High 5 this week.

Capt. Brandon Moore of Station 36 was nominated by his sister and applauded by fellow firefighters. Moore said the entire crew is alert and watching, even on days off.

"With the training that we receive and the things that we do, we have a special skills set. We kind of feel an obligation to the community to serve even when we're not on duty," he said.

Recently Moore was fixing the deck at his home, which is near the freeway, when he heard a loud bang, and then car tires spinning.

"I looked up and I saw a car literally fly off the freeway," he said.

In the nomination, his sister said the car ended up wrapped around a pole.

"People pulled over to observe but no one was checking on the driver," she wrote. "So, Brandon jumped in his car, (drove) to the crash site, shimmied up the pole, climbed inside the vehicle, turned off the car, established an airway of the still-alive driver and held him until the rescue crew got there."

"If that is not a description of a hero, I don't know what is!" she added.

As part of the High 5, Moore received a gift basket from our High 5 partners at Les Schwab.

If you'd like to nominate someone for a High 5, do so here.

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