Lewis appeared at the window, holding a visibly unconscious baby, just as Bob Swick climbed the ladder to assist his partner in searching for the baby in the smoke-filled house.
In times of unspeakable tragedy, firefighters are frequently the unsung heroes. They are the first people on the scene and are trained to deal with life-or-death situations. One such incident, involving two firefighters in a burning house, demonstrates just how capable these men are. A firefighter is seen displaying the extreme presence of mind in a recently surfaced footage from nearly two decades ago, potentially saving the life of an infant.
Bob Swick and Scott Lewis, two firefighters, were on the scene of a house fire on Hebble Avenue in Fairborn, Ohio. While one of the firefighters, Lewis, was inside the building, a woman outside was desperate to see if Lewis had returned with her baby, Chelsea. Bob Swick decided to climb up the ladder and assist his partner in the search for the baby because the smoke had engulfed the building and they were running out of time. But just as he reaches the top, Lewis appears at the window, holding a baby.
They had just emerged from a smoke-filled room, and the infant had most likely inhaled some of it. Swick immediately ripped off his mask and prepared to do whatever it took to save a life. Bob Swick began CPR on the baby without wasting a single moment, undaunted by the fact that he was climbing down the ladder while holding an infant in his arms.
Swick demonstrated exceptional mental fortitude and capability as he climbed backwards down the ladder while holding a baby in his arms and performing CPR. Chelsea was rushed to the hospital and stayed for a week. Before being rescued, the baby was trapped in a smoke-filled room and may have inhaled an unhealthy amount of it.
For many, firefighters Bob Swick and Scott Lewis’ bravery is noteworthy, but for the men in uniform, saving lives is literally just another day at work. However, it goes without saying that it leaves an impression, both on the men who save lives and on those who witness these incidents during times of crisis.