Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Heroes . . .

Here are the heroes that saved my Mom's life . . . .

I have a new found respect for firemen. We have visited them several times since the fire. The two men on each side of my Mom (John and Dan) are the ones who carried her out. They found her on the floor at the bottom of her bed, face down, unconscious. They carried her out and "bagged her" to improve her breathing. Within 2 minutes of carrying her out - the ceiling in her room fell down. The firemen have photos and a video of the fire they gave us a copy of. John told me when they respond to these calls usually they find the people are able to walk out on their own, or dead. To find and "rescue" someone was rewarding and makes his career worthwhile - even if he never saves another person. The guys are all so nice and concerned about others. I try to remember to pray for them and firemen (and ladies) everyday - for their safety. Their service to others is awesome, I pray they are serving the ultimate hero - Jesus Christ as well. Thank you Station 16!

4 comments:

amy said...

SO glad you were able to meet them. What a story! God is good!

Shawna said...

They are heroes. This just makes me want to tear up.

Alida said...

Oh, I'm so glad your mom is okay. How frightening for you.

I love firemen. Cops are good, but I always feel not quite as noble. (Sometimes there is a bit of a power trip there.) (At least some that I know:)

But firemen, no reason to do what they do except to save lives and property. Heroes indeed!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Angi,

I just caught up with your fire posts. HOW SCARY! I am so thankful that your mom is fine. These men certainly are heroes!