Off-Duty Emergency Dispatcher Helps Save People From Fire

MILFORD, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — An off-duty emergency dispatcher helped save several lives when he spotted a fire at a home in Milford late Wednesday night.

Jason Covino was passing by the house on north Bow Street around 11 p.m. when he saw smoke and flames and called police. He and two officers then helped get people out of the burning apartment building as firefighters showed up.

Covino said there were no smoke alarms going off.

Firefighters rescued a woman from the second floor who was rushed to Milford hospital, then to another hospital in Boston where she is recovering from burns.

Image: Milford, MA Fire/Facebook


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