If there was a house on fire, you you stop and help get the people out?
March 20, 2008 7:52pm CST
I have never had to do this, but I think that I could stop and bang on the doors to get the people out of the house. My husband was a volunteer for many years, until the department did away with that part of the department. So, I was also thinking about this because there have been many fires in our area and there was one guy from the second floor apartment that jumped and told the lady above him to through the baby to him and he cought the little one. Would you be able to do this? I would be scared to have to catch another person's baby and would be praying the whole time to have him help me catch that baby. How about you?
21 Mar 08
I've never been into any situation like that, but I do believe I would give my most possible judgment regarding the situation. I have trained for basic firefighting back then, we were taught how to deal with it and save lives. If I know I could still handle the situation, I would definitely barge in and help those trapped inside.. As for the baby, I'm not really sure if that's the best thing to do. I won't catch it, unless I know I have someone or other people who are willing to assist me in doing that so.
• Garden Grove, California
21 Mar 08
My friend and I were driving back to work when we saw a oil tanker overturned on its side and the driver was unconscious. so between us we got the big man out of the tanker as we were afraid it might explode then got him a safe distance away from the truck . then we phoned for the parimedics and stayed until they arrived. 'we both were employed in the local hospital and once I got on duty I was sent to pick out gravel from this man's hand and sure enough it was the same man we had pulled out of the tanker truck. although we were as careful as we could be the poor man got some gravel embedded in his hand. we were both small women and the guy was really big probably weighing in at close to three hundred pounds.
21 Mar 08
Well, it depend on the situation. If the fire is not that strong and if we help the victims and our life is not at stake, I will help the victims. Otherwise I will call the fire station if it is beyond my help. But I will do whatever possible to help the victims.