Junior Firefighter Hit By Car While Responding To Emergency Call


CBS Pittsburgh

NORTH CHARLEROI (KDKA) – A junior firefighter was critically injured after he was hit by a car while trying to cross the road to help on an emergency call.

The teen, 14-year old Brandon Schwalb, was living his dream. He’s wanted to be a firefighter from the time he was a child.

“I think he was like 8 or 9 years old, he would be here a the station with his dad,” says Mike Castner of the Lock Four Volunteer Fire Company. “He would be able walk around the truck and name all the tools on the truck.”

Schwalb’s Dad is an assistant chief with the company in North Charleroi.

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His turn out gear hangs side by side with his son’s.

“He’s a great kid,” says firefighter Robecca Novotne. “I couldn’t say enough about him.”

On Monday afternoon around 3 p.m., Schwalb was crossing Rt…

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