EAST POINT, Ga. — The firefighters who rescued two children from a burning home in East Point on Monday are talking about the experience. Crews found the kitchen up in flames and then later found the children inside.
According to East Point fire officials, firefighters responded to a burning home on Valley View Drive and found two children inside, a 3-year-old boy was found unconscious and barely breathing and a 12-year-old girl was found by firefighter Scott Thompson, hiding in a closet. He pulled her out, and firefighters got both children out of the house.
Lt. Thompson said when they carried the 12-year-old out of the house, she was not breathing.
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Roberto VillasinThursday, November 29, 2012 1:41:19 PMWell that's we really called the PUBLIC SERVICE, indeed. JOB WELL DONE, Lt. Scott Thompson.
Dirk JaniakFriday, November 30, 2012 7:09:13 AMWell done brothers! (y)
Derek DozierSaturday, December 01, 2012 3:03:24 PMStrong work East Point! Way to get it done!
Jon RyanSaturday, December 01, 2012 7:22:16 PMI believe angels are among us, Thank you Jesus for sending this angel to help out.
Joseph HebertMonday, December 03, 2012 7:05:32 AMThis is what Firefighters around the world are prepared to do everyday. Please remember when we complain about property taxes, it takes a "sufficient number" of "properly trained", and "properly equipped" emergency response personnel to save lives and property. This includes not only fire protection, but also law enforcement and emergency medical services. Unfortumately this does not come cheap. Technology advances are just as important for these people as it is for anyone else. Apparatus, equipment, and facilities need to be replaced and updated regularly.
Lori Hudzinski MurphyMonday, December 03, 2012 11:48:08 AMPlease use this as a reminder to have, and check smoke detectors. Also, make sure to teach you kids to GET OUT AND STAY OUT if there is a fire.
Nick PeppardMonday, December 03, 2012 7:39:23 PMGreat work brothers!