Emergency Responders Become Babysitters – GNSOTD Wednesday Feb 27 2019

There are moments in life where we have to take on the unexpected; when you are an emergency responder that is your day to day job. But there was one unexpected situation that a group of Firefighters found themselves in which their training had not truly prepared them for. When members of Harrisburg Fire Department’s Engine-3 responded to a call they determined on the scene that the man and his wife had to be transported to the hospital for care, but this left them with a bit of an issue, the parents two young sons. That is when those Firefighters took on a new task: Babysitting.


“We all knew what needed to be done. So we needed to get the family the medical help they needed right away and it just became natural that we were all ready to just take care of the kids until grandma and grandpa were able to get there and take over,” Lee Dewitt, another responding firefighter, told Fox 46.


The boys, ages 1 and 7, were happy to play Hot Wheels with the firemen and push them in a toy car around the block for about a half-hour before their grandparents arrived. It was a task they did not have to undertake, it wasn’t in the job description, but it was the kind and caring thing to do. Photos of their time with the boys were shared on Facebook, where they received nearly 2,000 reactions.


Sometimes we do what needs to be done. So was the case at a medical call last night. The parents of these two guys…

Posted by Harrisburg NC Fire Department on Friday, February 22, 2019


It is a wonderful example of how we can take care of each other in unexpected situations and you can read more about it in your Good News Story of the Day here.


Story and Image from Fox News.

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