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Eagle Scout – First Responder: The Daniel Konzelman Story (SAM 255)

SAMatters Radio

Release Date: 03/12/2019


Daniel Konzelman is an Eagle Scout so he was raised to “Be Prepared.”  But what he was about to face on the morning of December 18, 2017 some could argue no one could be prepared for. Daniel was on his way to work when an Amtrak commuter train derailed, literally, right in front of him.  In this interview, Daniel shares the first-hand perspective of what it is like to be a true first responder (on-scene before any trained personnel). This experience also inspired Daniel to pursue a career as a firefighter and he is now in week 6 of his recruit academy training with the Tacoma, Washington Fire Department.

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Intro music


Safety Dance (1982)


Men Without Hats


GMC - Virgin Records


Licensed by BMI Music


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