Firemen Suspended After Saving Baby’s Life


The parents of the toddler, whose life was saved by two fire fighters now suspended for their choice in transporting the child to the hospital in the fire engine, are beyond grateful for the choice these men made.  Their child was turning blue and the firemen knew that if they waited for another transport to arrive, the baby may not make it, so they made a “calculated decision” and drove the baby to the hospital.

20-year veteran firefighter James Kelley says he and another colleague made the decision to rush an 18-month-old to the hospital in their fire engine after they say they calculated other responders would take much longer, and put the child's life at risk.

“I would not hesitate, I would do the exact same thing 100 percent 10 times out of 10. I sleep well at night knowing I provided good care to that young lady,” Kelley said.

Stafford Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Chief Mark says he's unable to comment while this potential regulatory compliance issue is under review.

Source:  WUSA 9



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