One of the great things about body worn camera
The emergency services, and the police, in particular, have always had to ‘fight’ against the negative police-related stories which are pumped out by some organisations and journalists who would never possess the bravery, courage and dedication required in order to become a member of the emergency services family.
The video below, is one such example of pure courage, dedication and bravery.
In the body worn camera footage, a Pasco Sheriff Deputy races into a burning building in order to try and save anyone who might be trapped.
As the Deputy searches the property, he enters a room where the fire is located.
In the room, is a 97-year-old lady who is unable to move from her bed as the fire rages just feet away from here.
The Deputy calmly lifts the lady up, whilst
Battling against the heat and the smoke, the Deputy then carries the lady to safety.
A statement of the Pasco Sheriff’s Facebook page said:
“This morning (Thursday 6th Jan), Pasco deputies responded to a home fire in the 6000
“Deputy Justin Ball first made entry into the smoke-filled home where the resident stated her mother was bedridden in her bedroom where the fire originated.
“Deputy Ball entered the room and originally tried to extinguish the fire but determined that he needed to remove the resident’s mother from the danger and carried her from the residence.
“Corporal Jeffrey Brown also entered the residence and extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.
“We are very thankful that no one was injured in this fire and for the quick actions of our Deputies.”
Next time you stumble over an ‘anti police’ article written by someone who has spent their entire life confined to the safety of an officer, then just spend a minute watching this video.
Brave acts such as this one are carried out on a minute-by-minute basis all around the world.
If you have a story, video or one-off blog that you would like to share with us, then you can contact our team of former emergency services & armed forces personnel either through our Facebook page, via Twitter ( @ES_News_ ) or you can contact us via email: email@example.com
If you run or manage a ‘job’ social media account and you would like us to share one of your stories then send us a tweet or a message!
If you would like to write an article that you would like us to share (it can be about anything to do with the emergency services / NHS) whether you serve in the emergency services / NHS or whether you are a member of the public that has had a good experience with the emergency services, then feel free to contact our team; anonymously if you prefer.
We are proud to act as a voice for the Emergency Services & Health Service, with over 500,000 people visiting our website each month.
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories & videos which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services & NHS by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' back in 2018 was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services & NHS which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of you, our readers.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.