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Maxime Acard, the fireman, was seriously injured on Saturday in the explosion in Paris

Maxime Acard, in December 2017, in the Sainte-Barbe de Caudebec. – Paris Normandy / D.R.

This Saturday, January 12 around 8:40 am, the Brigade's help is being warned of a smell of gas on the floors of a residential building on Rue de Treviso 6 in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. About 10 minutes after their presentation on the scene, a very violent explosion followed by fire follows.

Two Parisian firefighters, Master Corporal Simon CARTANNAZ and First Class Sapper Nathanael JOSSELIN, are hit hard. Evacuated by cardiorespiratory arrest and despite the fast care provided, they have unfortunately not survived their injuries.

The third firefighter out of danger

The 1st class Maxime Acard, 21 years old, buried under the rubble, was able to be rescued after two hours and transported in serious condition to the military hospital Percy de Clamart. His days are no longer in danger.

On Sunday he received the visit of Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, General Jean-Claude Gallet, and the mayor of his commune, Caudebec-en-Caux, Bastien Coriton, who showed him the support of the local population, according to the information from our colleagues from Paris Normandy.

"Thanks to my brothers in arms who pulled me out of the rubble"

From the same source, Maxime Acard came to the Caudebec-en-Caux rescue center on 1 November 2013, where he very quickly displayed exceptional human and sporting qualities and always wanted to train. Revered in the Sainte-Barbe de Caudebec-en-Caux on December 2, 2017 for his entry into the prestigious brigade of the Paris fire brigade, he said in Paris-Normandy his pride in realizing his childhood dream.

Although he was injured on one knee and both feet and was wearing many bruises, he left a message on a social network: "Thanks to my brothers-in-law who pulled me out of the rubble, to all my friends, to my family and to all the strangers who support me." I think a lot about my two deceased colleagues and their loved ones, I really appreciate them ».

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