Fire Rescue Saves Man’s Life and Then Cuts His Lawn
SPRING HILL – It’s always refreshing when RNRF has the opportunity to deliver good news to the community, especially when it involves the brave actions of those who risk their lives to protect us all.
One such story came to our attention yesterday, after fire rescue responded to a medical call at a residence on Elk Lane.
Around 5:30 pm Saturday, Jacob Shipp says he was visiting his mother at her home on Elk Lane, when he noticed her neighbor “Ralph” cutting his lawn with a push mower. Shipp says he went on about his business until he noticed fire rescue arrive on scene and Ralph being loaded into an ambulance.
According to Shipp, Ralph began feeling ill while cutting his lawn, so his wife Dorothy called 911. Shipp says Ralph has a history of heart attack, so they weren’t taking any chances.
Ralph was transported to a local hospital where his last known condition was stable, according to Shipp.
The story doesn’t end there… While Ralph was on his way to the hospital, the crew of Engine 2 asked Dorothy where they kept the lawn mower. Minutes later, Shipp says he watches as the entire crew finished cutting Ralph’s lawn and even swept up the grass clippings.
Touched by the selfless act of kindness, Shipp says “I couldn’t be more thankful for these first responders, I will sleep a little better knowing the capacity and heart of the people sworn to protect my family and I.”
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