RTA News Release

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.


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