He now volunteers his time with his wife, Mary Beth, to counsel and talk with burn victims and their families.
"There's people that you can talk to that will help you through that injury, help you introduce yourself to the world again after an injury," said Nuss.
Nuss asked FOX19 to release this statement after our interview: "I would like to thank the Green Township Police and Fire Departments, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, neighbors, family and friends, St. Jude Parish, Cincinnati Bell Telephone, CWA Local 4400 and all those I have not mentioned for your care and support you provided for myself and my family. The love we felt from you was incredible. We could not have gotten through it without you."