When a California man lost consciousness while mowing his lawn, probably the last thing he was concerned about was whether or not his yard work would be finished. Fortunately for him, the Corona Fire Department wasn’t going to let that be a problem.
A photo of the firefighters finishing the man’s yard work was posted on the Fire Department’s Facebook page.
“Local Corona resident loses consciousness while mowing his lawn. The crew from Engine 1 provided ALS treatment and packaged the patient for transport to the hospital. After the ambulance had left the scene, firefighters finished the citizens yard work and provided support for the patients [sic] wife. Serving our City with Pride.”
As of this post, the photo of the firefighters doing yard work has received over 2,000 “Likes” and over 400 “Shares” on Facebook.
The man, identified only as Willy G. by CBS Los Angeles, was doing some yard work Wednesday morning when he began feeling dizzy from the heat; Southern California is in the midst of a punishing heat wave, according to this Inquisitr report. Speaking to a CBS Los Angeles reporter, Willy explained what happened next.
“This my machine here. My grass was so, so high. I was cutting grass here, I feel dizzy a little bit, so I stand over by the car here.”
The next thing Willy remembers is being face-down on the pavement in his driveway. Corona firefighters showed up, got him bandaged up safely, and sent him down the road to a hospital in an ambulance.
But the job wasn’t done. Fire Dept. Engineer Jamie Pirritano noticed that the yard work wasn’t going to finish itself, so Jamie’s crew stepped up.
“We all kind of looked at each other, kind of looked around at the lawn equipment and realized this family was going through a very traumatic event right now and they some simple acts of kindness.”
Fire Department spokesperson Lynn Mata told reporters, via WHO-TV, that the Corona Fire Department considers itself part of a close community.
“We do that a lot. We look after our community — it’s pretty tightly knit.”
As for Willy G., it looks like he’s going to be okay. He was treated for minor injuries and released, and was back home talking to reporters. Talking to reporters from a mowed and trimmed lawn, that is, thanks to the Corona Fire Department.
“I appreciate what they did.”
Has your local police or fire department ever gone above and beyond the call of duty for you, or anyone in your community, such as by finishing a sick patient’s yard work? Let us know in the comments.
[Image courtesy of: Facebook]