Motorcycle accident doesn’t slow down Donald Speed’s positive attitude

Donald Speed, Jr. will never forget his 21st birthday. That was the day he received a 3-wheeled motorcycle. But birthday excitement soon turned to panic as he was driving to his girlfriend’s house and the power steering went out, the wheel locked up, and he had to slam on the brakes of the 3-wheeler. Then Speed had to make a split second decision to avoid two poles directly in his path. Instead of hitting the poles, he turned and slammed into a mound of dirt – flipping the vehicle.

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Capt. Pete Dern goes home

Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern made his way from Community Regional Medical Center amid an outpouring of appreciation and support from family, friends, and row and rows of firefighters. Dern was rushed to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center after he was injured falling through the roof of a burning house in March. Burned over 70 percent of his body, he spent 165 days at Community Regional. He thanked his care team, fellow firefighters, the community and nation for their support.

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Leon S. Peters Burn Center proves Capabilities and Expertise

Several times a year the Leon S. Peters Burn Center leaders train with other hospitals on how to handle a disaster with multiple victims, so when word came that 14 people had been injured in a gas line explosion in Fresno staff began alerting surgeons, calling in more nurses and looking for extra beds in the hospital.

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