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Episode 80 | Interview with Near-Miss Survivor Morris Lentz



080 - Lentz1This episode is an interview with Assistant Chief Morris Lentz of the Rogersville, Alabama Fire Department. On February 8, 2009, Chief Lentz, then a lieutenant, was working a residential dwelling fire when a wall collapse trapped him under heavy debris. His near-miss resulted in multiple critical injuries.


Length: 55 minutes
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On February 8, 2009, Lieutenant Lentz (now Assistant Chief) was working a residential dwelling fire when a wall unexpectedly collapsed on him.

This resulted in multiple critical injuries including multiple fractured vertebrae, a pelvis fracture, a broken leg, multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung. He was air lifted to Huntsville Hospital and underwent multiple surgeries and spent nearly a year in rehabilitation therapy, having to learn how to walk again.

Listen as he recounts the events as they unfolded, what he was thinking as he laid there under the pile of debris, not sure if anyone even knew he was there, how his faith changed following the incident and his painful road to recovery.
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Intro music
Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records

Situational Awareness Matters






Guest Information
Assistant Chief Morris Lentz
Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System


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