EXCLUSIVE: Enterprise Rescue personnel and a Dale Co. Sheriff’s Deputy help save a life in a Level Plains mobile home fire


LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WDHN) —Several Enterprise rescue personnel and a Dale County Sheriff’s Deputies are
being called heroes.

At around four o’clock Sunday morning, Enterprise Rescue EMT Michael Wicker along with paramedic Taylor Dorminey, and Dale County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Oldham saved the life of an unconscious man lying on the floor of a mobile home engulfed in flames and smoke on Dale County Road 109 in Level Plains.

Deputy Oldham broke out an air-conditioner window unit, and Wicker reached inside to
pull the unconscious man out of the smoke-filled structure.

“I reached in with both arms and was able to lift him up enough for the deputy sheriff could hold him, and I was able to get him by the belt and bring him back through the window,” Wicker said. “He was completely unresponsive at the time.

The unconscious man and his older brother were inside the structure when the fire started. Both are believed to be the two men are believed to be in their late teens or early-20’s from Guatemala. They suffered smoke inhalation and were air-flighted to the University of South Alabama Burn Center in Mobile.

“They didn’t speak any English, we were able to find someone to speak a little Spanish that was about it,” Dale County Deputy Bobby Oldham said.

“We pretty much started checking vitals, giving oxygen trying to assess his condition, and the language barrier made it more difficult,” paramedic Taylor Dorminey.

It’s believed the unconscious man was close to death just moments before he was pulled out of the structure.

The Level Plains Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call and is working to determine a cause.

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