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Living After Electrocution: Career-Ending Line of Duty Injury

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(This is the first of a 3 part series.) Tonight, our guest was the focus of our most recent Guns for Sons Raffle, Lewisville Firefighter Andy Allison. Andy was medically retired from the Lewisville Fire Department after being injured in a house fire on August 12, 2012. During the initial phase of firefighting operations, Andy directed a hose stream at a large body of fire in the laundry room and attic area above it. During this operation, the hose stream contacted live 220v electrical service. Andy was electrocuted for several seconds before falling to his knees and eventually breaking contact with the line. After several years of doctor visits, numerous surgeries, and hitting major road blocks in his recovery process, Andy was told at 31 years old that he was no going to be returning to his job; the career he once loved and called his "dream job". Joining Andy on tonight's episode will be Andy's wife, Amanda, and Lewisville Assistant Fire Chief, Terry McGrath.

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