Miami firefighters saves colleague's son

Miami-Dad Fire Rescue responded to a house fire last Friday and found Anthony Villa unconscious


By FireRescue1 Staff

MIAMI — A Miami firefighter thanked his colleagues Thursday for saving his son's life just before Christmas.

WSVN.com reported that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a house fire last Friday and found Anthony Villa unconscious.

"He happened to be in cardiac arrest," Fire Chief Maurice Kemp said. "As you know, it doesn't get any worse than that."

Firefighters rescued Villa and transported him to a hospital. Crews later found out the man they saved is the son of Antonio Villa, a fellow firefighter.

"They just did a great job and I'll be thankful for the rest of my life for what they did," Villa said. "They saved my son, Anthony, and he's at home resting.

It's tough to describe that feeling when you go back to the hospital and you see that person talking and thanking you. And now I'm on the other side, and they just gave me a great Christmas gift. They did a great job."

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