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article imageMan dies clearing snow, first responders return to finish the job

By Owen Weldon     Mar 7, 2015 in Environment
Manchester - Last week a man in Manchester, Connecticut, died while clearing snow off of his roof. The man was not saved, but his roof ended up being cleared off by the first responders.
The man, 57-year-old Miroslaw Dobrowski, was shoveling snow from his roof when he suffered a hear attack. The first responders attempted to save his life, but they were unable to, and he ended up dying at the hospital.
Later in the the day, members of the EMS (emergency medical service), as well as the fire and police departments showed up to finish the job that Dobrowski started. Not only did they remove the snow from the roof, but they also removed snow from the rest of his home.
Manchester Police Department Officer Bernie Hallums said that it was heartbreaking, and they tried to preserve life as best as they could. A firefighter said that they treat every citizen in their community as if they are part of their own family, and they felt that this was the right thing to do.
A number of first responders felt helpless and they decided to return a few hours later and finish the job. David Billing, the Fire Chief, said that the crew were concerned about Doborowski's family, and felt they needed to do something.
Billings added that this response is quite common for their personnel, and that they are caring and compassionate.
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