Engineer Jay Bettencourt Asheville North Carolina FD “I thought I was dead when we ran out of air”

FF Jay Bettencourt and Captain Jeff Bowen from Rescue 3 were fighting for their lives when they become lost in a Medical Complex fire July 28, 2011. Listen to a first hand report of what happened in those last few moments when the two firefighters attempted to buddy breath and they lost all their air on the 5th floor of the fireproof building. They both were suffering from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning which impaired the Captains’ ability to make rational decisions. This is where Jay decided to take control. He doesn’t consider himself a Religious person but what happened next is unexplainable. Listen to how possibly the prayers of his Uncle, Brother Ambrose, a monk may have helped Jay in his most dire moment of his life. 

Published by Danny Sheridan

Danny Sheridan is a Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire Department for past 35 years. He is married with 3 grown girls. He has a pod cast about firefighting with a spiritual connection. He lectures about firefighting world wide. Author of a soon to be released book called "Parables from the Fire ground" He headed up a non profit called Mutual Aid Americas who helped build and equip fire departments in Latin America.

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