DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - City of Dayton Fire Captain Barry Cron was injured Tuesday morning while responding to a traffic accident on U.S. 35.
He remains at Miami Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hospital officials last listed his condition as "serious".
His neighbor, Chuck Fritsch, says he saw a fire department vehicle show up at Cron's house and he knew something wasn't right.
"We saw a fire truck, person, was looking for the address to talk to Allison, his wife," he said. After the officials left Cron's home, he made a phone call to make sure he was alright. Chron's wife told him what happened.
"She was upset. She was taking the kids and they were going to go to the hospital," he explained.
| Bio |
Capt. Barry T. Cron was promoted to the rank of Captain on November 21, 2012. He is currently assigned to Station 13 on Platoon 3. He began his career with the Dayton Fire Department in June of 1992 as a firefighter and is certified as a fire safety inspector and a paramedic. He has obtained a HazMat Technician certification and was an active member of the Dayton Regional HazMat Team for 18 years. Cron was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February of 2001 and spent four years in the then newly-created Incident Support Unit position.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and is married with three children.
Captain Cron has been placed on injury leave pending his recovery.
When police and firefighters arrived, Kettering Fire Lt. Craig Moore said the victim was trying to go back inside the burning home.
The Tri-State's newest gambling establishment will throw open it's doors Dec. 12 at noon so you can throw down your money.
It could be a big day in the ongoing contract negotiations for Fairborn teachers and the school board.
Assurant opened its new Dayton site this week but is still looking for workers to fill job openings.
This year, they will help 13 families in need buy toys, clothing and other items.