Biloxi firefighters save life from flood


Two Biloxi firefighters went to Jackson to help with the flooding disaster in the area. While there, they ended up saving some lives.

Chuck Parker and Brian Dawkins navigated the Pearl River floodwaters to save a man who was stranded in a tree outside of Jackson.

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The Biloxi firefighters were in Jackson as part of a 12 member contingent of Task Force 3, which also includes firefighters from Gautier, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula. “Just glad to be able to use the skill set and use the training that has been provided to us. Just thankful that our department allowed us to be able to participate and that we actually got called up by the task force, to be able to go. It was more that than anything, just to be at the right place at the right time,” said Parker.

The firefighters went up to Jackson this past Saturday and returned on Tuesday.