Queens Hotel Fire Rescue

NY Post - January 17, 2012

by KEVIN SHEEHAN and JESSICA SIMEONE

Firefighters fought their way through heavy smoke and shooting flames yesterday to rescue a man with no pulse from a burning Queens motel and bring him back to life.

The victim was in a third-floor room at the Conduit Motor Inn in South Ozone Park at around 4 p.m. when members of Engine 302 and Ladder 155 arrived on scene.

Firefighter John Summerville crawled into the room to stay beneath the smoke.

"I found him face down by the window. The situation was like an inferno," Summerville said.

After reaching the victim, described as being in his 40s, Summerville pulled him out and put him in an ambulance, where another member of Engine 302 began performing CPR and got a pulse back.

The victim was listed in critical condition last night.