One of the heroes of the Devils Peak fire was discharged from hospital after spending four months receiving treated for severe burns.
The Eerste River firefighter was admitted to the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital on April 18 and discharged on Tuesday 27 July.
He suffered severe burns to his face, neck, arms and hands. The tips of his fingers were also amputated.
The firefighter, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Cape Argus that he has been fighting fires for 14 years, indicating that it was a personal calling.
“I can not wait to leave. For me, coming home with my kids is a surprise, they don’t know I’m coming.”
“I am always proud of myself as a firefighter. It doesn’t matter if my career is over, I’m still a firefighter,” he said.
The brave man was accompanied by surgeons, nurses and other hospital staff, singing and wishing him good luck on the road to recovery, as he left the service.
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