Daniel Konzelman is an Eagle Scout and an accountant who found himself in the most unsuspecting place he could ever imagine. First on-scene where an Amtrak train derailed just south of Seattle on December 18, 2017. Listen to the story of this amazing young man as he talks about what it was like to be in the middle of a major disaster that killed 3 people and injured 62 others.
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Daniel Konzelman is an Eagle Scout so he was raised to “Be Prepared.” But what he was about to face on the morning of December 18, 2017 some could argue no one could be prepared for. Daniel was on his way to work when an Amtrak commuter train derailed, literally, right in front of him. In this interview, Daniel shares the first-hand perspective of what it is like to be a true first responder (on-scene before any trained personnel). This experience also inspired Daniel to pursue a career as a firefighter and he is now in week 6 of his recruit academy training with the Tacoma, Washington Fire Department.
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