Wounded war veteran graduates from firefighting school

SEATTLE (AP) — A war veteran who lost part of his left leg when he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is graduating from firefighting school and plans to enroll in a course for emergency medical technicians.

KING-TV reports retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye was serving his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improved explosive device in 2011.

He lost his left leg below the knee. He kept his right leg after months of surgery.

Fye and his family now live in Bremerton. On Saturday, he graduated with honors from a four-and-a-half month training program at the South Sound Fire Academy.

Fye plans to volunteer with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue for the time being, and attend emergency medical technician school in February.