1980 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Donald Fontaine

The Morning Union

04 December, 1979

A fireman struggles to resuscitate a three-year-old girl after she was pulled from under the bed in her burning home in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The photo was published on the front page of The Springfield Morning Union on 5 December 1979. The caption read: A fight for life. Emergency Medical Technician Paul W. Loranger battles to breathe life into 3-year-old Aime Paulo Tuesday after she was pulled from under a bed in her burning home at 273 East St., Chicopee. Aime, suffering from smoke inhalation, was in critical condition Tuesday night at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield unit.

About the photographer

Donald Fontaine

Technical information

Focal length
135 mm

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