Name of Hero: Station 58 A Shift Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Hero City: Boca Raton, Florida
Submitted by: Linda Melesky
Engine 58 received an unknown medical call to a Boca Raton home where upon arrival the Captain stopped his two subordinates, on intuition, and had them put their masks on. It was a Good Call on his part, for inside they located the bodies of two children in the home, they searched frantically for a third, who was later found not to be in the home. The Mother of one of the victims was found unconscious, as well as the family dog, they were revived. But Thanks to the Captain & his years of knowledge & intuition, there were not more fatalities due to the Vehicle that was left running from the night before in the garage of this home. The Carbon Monoxide levels in the home would have overtaken them within minutes of walking in the door.
He put his subordinates in for awards which they received. All Three of these men are just a few examples of our Everyday Heroes in my eyes.
THIS TIMES IT WAS A SILENT KILLER THAT NO ONE SMELLS, SEES, OR TASTES COMING.
This story will not bring back the ones lost, but hopefully will later serve to save more lives.