Vincent Parker remembers the day his neighbor's home on Collier Drive caught fire. It was June 28 of last year. Parker said he just prayed that Skrine made it out of her home alive.
“She was a valuable member of the community. She went to Jackson Memorial Church. She had a food bank service,” Parker said. “She used to do hair in her basement, as well.”
Parker said Skrine was always helping strangers, so he found it fitting when Dwyer went out of his way to help her.
"I mean, that's what heroes do. Sometimes you might forget procedure. You just jump into action. So I'm surprised by that right there," Parker said.
The Atlanta Fire Department sent WSB-TV a statement, reading:
“The disciplinary process for the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is designed to encourage safety and order. It also seeks to establish clear expectations in both emergency and non-emergency situations.”
People in the community want officials to change their mind about Dwyer's suspension.
“I would commend them for not suspending this young man for being what he is, a hero,” Parker said.
They've started a GoFundMe page for the fire captain. Dwyer's friends told WSB-TV he plans to donate the money to charity.