Firefighters are the first ones on-site and trained to deal with the most dangerous episodes that involve life and death. They are the unsung heroes who were dealing with the most critical situations.
Most people don’t know how capable these men are. Even for them, their daily work is not out of the ordinary. It’s just a day at their work, but their work is glorious to the people who were getting victimized.
This story is about two firefighters who showed their capability and capacity in a flaming site. Their sacrifices are uncountable. Their utmost presence of mind that potentially saved the life of an infant.
Bob Swick and Scott Lewis are firefighters who work in the department.
This incident took place in Hebble Avenue in Fairborn, Ohio. They were at the site of the house. The house had gone up in flames.
Baby Chelsea got stuck within the home.
Mother was outside the house waiting for her child to rescue.
One of the firefighters, Lewis, was inside the building searching for the baby. Mother was desperately looking for signs of Lewis reappearing with her baby.
The entire building engulfed by smoke, and Bob thought they might loosing time. He decided to enter the building and help his partner in the search for the baby.
As he arrived at the top, Lewis appeared with the baby near the window. He was holding her in his arms, and she was visibly unconscious. They have just emerged from a room filled with smoke.
The thought, Infant may also inhale some of the smoke pop up to Bob’s mind. Within seconds he ripped his mask off and prepared to do all he could to save a life.
Without wasting a single moment, Bob began administering CPR to the baby while keeping her in his arms on the ladder. He was unalarmed by the fact: that he was climbing down the ladder holding an infant in his arms.
Bob proved his extreme presence of mind and capability as he climbed back down the ladder, carrying a baby in his arms and administering CPR, all at the same time.
The baby has hospitalized immediately, and she stayed there for a week. She has trapped in the room filled with smoke for a time before rescuing. Also had inhaled an unhealthy amount of smoke, which requires proper medical care through the hospital.
The bravery performed by firefighters Bob Swick and Scott Lewis might be ponderable for many. But for them, it was just an incident. Protecting lives is quite literally just added day at work.
There are many people who should be respects as heroes behind uniforms. We should give them their values.
However, the story was going without saying anything, leaving a mark on the men who saved their lives.
The video regarding the incident, from May 2002, was shared in July 2012 by the Fairborn Fire Department History on Facebook. Anyone interested can watch the entire video on Facebook by clicking here.