RTA Bus Operator Rescues Family From Burning Home
- RTA bus Operator Dennis Moore alerted a Dayton family of
its burning home while he was on duty at 5:47 a.m. on
October 23, 1996.
- Upon spotting the flames, Moore awoke the residents,
helping to bring two parents, three children and the
family dog to safety.
- Moore notified RTA dispatch of the fire after helping the
family evacuate the home. Dispatch called the fire
department and Moore then continued to provide RTA
service in a timely fashion along Route 7.
- "Alerting the family and helping them to exit the
house safely was an amazing act of courage. We are very
proud of Moore's heroism and compassion for others,"
says RTA Chief Transportation Officer John Brown.
- Moore has been employed at the RTA since 1981, and he is
the RTA Operator of the Month for April 1996. Moore is
the second RTA operator in one year to help area
residents escape from a burning home. Operator Diana
Slivinski rescued an elderly couple from their burning
home in December of 1995.
- The RTA will recognize Moore's heroism at its November 5
Board of Trustees Meeting.