Mike Tanner has spent the last year recovering from severe injuries he sustained from the explosion. He sustained burns to much of his body, and had to have his spleen removed. He still doesn't have use of his left arm, and feels pain from nerve damage.
He also doesn't remember much of what happened before or after the explosion.
"I remember going down there and getting there and looking at the situation and speaking with my guys and trying to figure out the whole situation," Tanner told 41 Action News.
Video helped him piece together how long he had actually been on the scene before the explosion.
"Actually I had just gotten there and I hadn't been there 10 or 15 minutes," Tanner added.
After the explosion, Tanner spent almost a month in and out of consciousness. A lot of what he knows about what happened in the explosion has been pieced together from pictures taken that day.
"I have seen a lot of pictures that look familiar. Some I don't remember at all," Tanner said.
He said people have told him MGE workers dug him out, and he has seen the picture of firefighters carrying him out of the scene.