American Bravery on Full Display for Hero Firefighter

Community rallies behind Pete Dern, in stable condition after falling through a roof while fighting a fire.
2:21 | 04/04/15

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Ask your doctor about stelara®. Finally tonight here, our person of the week. American bravery on full display. There were gasps when we saw it this week. A firefighter, falling through the roof, the frantic rescue that followed. Americans pulling for him, honoring him. Our person of the week. Here he is, captain Pete Dern. On the roof, the billowing smoke, about to vent the roof when it gives way. You can hear the gasps, the screams, people yelling, save him! Get him out! Get him out! Reporter: You can see the firefighters ripping down the door to get him out. Hosing him down, racing him to the hospital. He's in critical condition, but he's stabilized. A leader and a good man. Motivated. Keeps working to get the job done. He's the brother I never had, and that I always wanted. He's a hero to me. Reporter: A hero. So many donating to his family. And the viewer that tweeted me, saying this is captain Pete at my son's birthday. What you saw on Sunday, that epitomized who he was. The first on the roof, the last off the roof. It was -- it was a tough day. Reporter: But they got him out and to the burn unit within four minutes. The firefighter, laughing with his wife and daughter. And tonight, the fire chief that says he trained her, knows he'll be back. No fire chief wants to get that phone call. Just keep fighting, and we're going to get through this. A powerful story. Happy Easter this weekend. I'll see you on Monday.

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