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Responders return to finish mowing veteran's lawn after call

Two Birmingham Fire and Rescue responders transported a 30-year military veteran to the hospital and finished his yardwork afterward


By FireRescue1 Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A pair of responders who transported an elderly veteran to the hospital returned to his home and finished his yardwork afterward.

WBRC reported that Birmingham Fire and Rescue firefighter-paramedic Tommy Carter and firefighter Timothy Kennedy responded to the home of a 30-year military veteran after he reported chest pains while mowing his lawn.

The pair transported the man to the hospital and then returned to his home to finish mowing his grass.

"I could tell that he was a kind, gentle, genuine person, and sometimes you meet people like that during this job and they touch your heart," Carter told WBRC. "That makes the decision even easier when you meet someone that has that kind of personality."

"We commend firefighter-paramedic Tommy Carter and firefighter Timothy Kennedy for your continued dedication to providing the citizens of Birmingham #ExcellenceThroughService," the department said in a Facebook post.

 

Rescue Unit 25 responded to a military veteran today who was having chest pains while mowing his lawn. The 30 year...

Posted by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department on Saturday, April 14, 2018

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