Hero Of The Day

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St. Lucie County firefighters build a wheelchair ramp for an elderly man

Posted: 1:16 PM, Nov 20, 2019 Updated: 7:46 PM, Nov 20, 2019 

How do you identify a hero?  A team of St. Lucie County firefighters went above and beyond to help an elderly man in need. A group of firefighters assisted an elderly man who fell and was unable to get up. The official determines that the elderly man couldn’t walk and needed help getting onto his wheelchair. He was located on the floor outside the patio of his house.

Noticing that the home didn’t have a proper wheelchair ramp, the three firefighters went back to their fire station, built a wheelchair ramp out of plywood, then took it back to the elderly man’s home and installed it at his front door. Firefighters don’t just take people to the hospital or calm down the fire they also give help to the community. This is a power of leadership and courtesy. Small actions can help someone a lot. Especially shows a true example of what citizens are and how they fit into society as a safety representative. They did their job for sure, this act was very cute and nice.

Hear the full story today on the nightly news from our media partners: 5:30 pm with Ted White on WPBF 25 News and at 6:00 pm with Tonya Rogers on WPTV5. 

Yesterday, Station 1C responded to a fall and assist back into a wheelchair. The crew noticed that the home did not have a proper wheelchair ramp for access. Lt. John King, Eng. Justin Harnage & FF/PM Jeremy Rouse went back to the station, built a wheelchair ramp and then took it back to the residence to install it. “Acts like these, which are above and beyond the call of duty, reinforce the Fire District motto: ‘Our Family Serving Yours’.”-Division Chief Aaron Shaw.”