Veteran Rushed To ER Learns 1st Responders Broke Protocol To Sneak Back To His Home While Empty
Kristin Danley 4/25/2018
As we age, simple tasks like shoveling snow and mowing the lawn become harder, even somewhat strenuous on the body. So while a 70-year-old veteran was mowing his lawn, he frighteningly began experiencing chest pains.
He recognized the warning signs of a possible impending heart attack and deftly called 911. Alabama firefighters Tim Kennedy and Tommy Carter were on call for the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service and rushed to the man’s home.
They first spied the man’s lawnmower abandoned in the middle of the yard while they zoomed up in front of his home. Then they scurried inside to locate the distressed homeowner.
As the firefighters assessed the man’s vitals and checked him out from head to toe, they learned that he was a 30-year Army veteran who had loyally served their country. He was fretting about not getting his lawn cut, as if the possibility of having a heart attack was an inconvenience for this hard working and busy man.
Firefighters Kennedy and Carter transported the veteran to the hospital to be checked out further and after safely delivering him into the hands of medical professionals, headed out of the hospital parking lot. While they were en route back to the fire department, the men had a thought...
Firefighter Carter recalled how the homeowner was worried about wrapping up mowing his lawn before bad weather arrived. So the men decided to break protocol and do something somewhat unorthodox, he told Inside Edition.
"It's really not a hard decision to help somebody like this gentlemen. He was extremely kind and I enjoyed every minute speaking with him, limited as it was."