Off-duty Fla. FF saves choking woman at Mother's Day brunch

"It’s not everyday that a mom gets to watch one of her children save someone’s life," the firefighter's mother wrote


By Laura French

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — An off-duty Florida firefighter saved a woman who was choking at a restaurant while at a Mother's Day brunch with his family on Sunday. 

Escambia County Firefighter Jacob Hoskins was at the restaurant to celebrate the day with his mother Madeline Willis and other family members when they heard a commotion nearby, according to NorthEscambia.com.

Willis wrote in a Facebook post that an older woman was choking and her daughter was trying to help her but couldn't clear the obstruction. That's when Hoskins ran to the table and performed the Heimlich maneuver, clearing the obstruction within seconds, Willis said. 

"It's not everyday that a mom gets to watch one of her children save someone's life....but that happened to me today! What an amazing Mother's day!" Willis wrote.

Escambia County Fire Rescue also shared the story on Facebook, writing, "Amazing job Firefighter Jacob Hoskins! We are proud of you!"

 

🎉Amazing job Firefighter Jacob Hoskins! We are proud of you! #EscambiaServes 👨‍🚒http://www.northescambia.com/2021/05/mom-watches-escambia-firefighter-son-save-a-life-during-mothers-day-brunch

Posted by Escambia County Fire Rescue on Monday, May 10, 2021

 

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