Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Two firefighters suspended after saving the life of an 18-Month-old girl

Two volunteer firefighters in Stafford County, Virginia, were suspended after they saved an 18-month-old girl who was having a seizure last Saturday because they used their fire engine to transport her to a hospital instead of waiting for an Ambulance.
Captain James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom from the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department in Fredericksburg were the first responders to a call that came from the toddler's father saying that his daughter was having a seizure according to WTTG-TV.

Capt. Kelley said it would have taken at least 10 to 15 minutes before the nearest medic could arrive and provide assistance to the toddler, so they decided to take care of her themselves. They had oxygen in the fire truck so they put her on it and provided assistance to her which ultimately saved her life. Although an ambulance requested to meet the firefighters near the hospital to finish the journey, Kelley ultimately denied the request because he said time would be wasted waiting for them.
Brian Nunamaker, the girl’s father credited the firefighters’ quick thinking and actions with saving his daughter’s life. He said:
“As a parent, you feel extremely helpless to be unable to assist the most important person in the world [your child] during such a time of emergency,” Nunamaker said, according to WTTG. “Worst case scenarios run through your head while you are hoping for the best. The eternity of waiting for help to arrive was surprisingly non-existent in this situation.  I was surprised at how quickly help had arrived in the form of a fire truck.”
“My wife and I feel terrible for the fallout that has happened to these two gentlemen”. “They simply had the best interests for our daughter’s care in mind.  We are extremely thankful they made the decisions they did, and that our daughter is back home with us doing well.  The actions of these men represent a dedication to their mission, and a deep concern of doing what is best for the people they are serving.  In our eyes, they are heroes.”
However, Kelley and Bloom were suspended after the incident because they used the firetruck which is licensed as a non-transport unit.
Kelly said:
“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.”


Source: Reuters

43 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Is that the reason they suspended them?? Ahan! Thank God the little baby's life.

Saheed Oluwasegun said...

Sometimes i find it hard to understand the rationale behind some official decisions in the US. Is it a crime saving a life using ones official vehicle?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Isn't dat a wrong reward?


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fresh presh said...

freshpresh says, so instead of praising them for a job well done, the reverse becomes the case...they should imagine it was their child in that condition

Nkem4ever said...

You guys did the right thing jare. F**k protocol.

Posh Queen said...

How heroic of them! They deserve promotion and not suspension.

Bibian Obunse said...

They did well, saving the child's life even if they might have known that their job was on the line...

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“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.”


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Osunde Large said...

Bless u guys

SaintV said...

So proud of you Guys

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ADA Alvanuwa said...

God is a Good God. There are times when the heart is pain that it will act against the norm, if he had called the fire fighter and they were not prompt, he just could not wait please dont blame him.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

I don't understand how the world works lately...a baby's life was saved and because its not protocol they're suspended! America sef can b shocking sometimes

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

At least they saved a life.

Osasemma said...

U do bad wahala, u do good sef another wahala. It is well kelly God is happy with you, that's all that matters

Juliet Iwuno said...

Oyinbo people and their protocols, which is more important bikonu??? Saving a life or following the laid down procedures??? Linda take note!

Bonita Bislam said...

Rules are rules, that I know but an exception needed to be made on these guys.They just saved a life for God's sake.2 min delay could be disastrous in matters of life

Eagleman Chimezie said...

this is the kind if things we see and concluded the this oyibo's are out of there mind

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Na waoo! So make the girl die na, ndi ocha sef

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na wa ooo

Nenyechi said...

So helping someone is now a crime abi

Cliff Iwunze said...

Continue doing goood nver mind what they do or say one day d tables will turn around for ur good

nony bright said...

Hmmm...strict principles

Anonymous said...

God bless their heart and proactive thinking. Heroes they are

Don karlitto said...

Americans and their stupidity.tank God d life was saved

Chris Chidebe said...

Good men.......their reward is in hevean.









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udeze obumneme said...

Yes oo. Me no robot ooo

Anonymous said...

WTF is wrong with diz pple
Hw can someone save life instead of being compensated he got sacked
Diz pple most b stewpid

Freda Odigie said...

They are indeed heros. Sometimes you need to ignore protocol to save someone.

Jonathan Miriam said...

They are heroes. Big time heroes.

bibi said...

God bless u two! It's well wt u

Luciana Chinda said...

Notice

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

I pray the authorities that got them suspended would have a rethink

joshua james said...

Person do good wahala..person no do good Another. Wahala na waooo..LINDA OBSERVE CAREFULLY

chommy said...

Dey should b rewarded nt suspended, dis oyibo people sef, wen dey r suppose to use sense dey won't. Linda observe!

kelvin andre said...

The fuck?

evy claret said...

Stall news na

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Bello Ajibola said...

You guys are true heroes.I admire you guys.You did the right thing,the people that suspended you are the ones that did the wrong thing.Saving life of a little girl is great thing.Some rules are so ridiculous.I wish those bastards that made the rules and suspended these heroes were the ones in the situation of that little girl.

Damolia De Best said...

I respect the two suspended Men Great Job (y)




Damolia.DEW

Yetty k said...

Gid bless u kelley.continue d good workband the Lord will surprise u

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

God bless you two. More Instagram followers for you

Anonymous said...

My brother, even though what happened to these men was unfortunate, the US is a country of law and order which must be obeyed by all and sundry. Little wonder why they're so successful. There are no sentiments attached to law enforcement over there. For a society to thrive, laws that govern it must mean something.

Chyke
City: Unknown

Ade Olasengbe said...

They should have given them promotions for saving the toddler's life instead of suspension.

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