Firefighter saves baby’s life by administering CPR while swiftly climbing down the ladder

Firefighters are often the unsung heroes in times of unspeakable tragedies. They’re the first ones on site and are trained to deal with the worst circumstances that involve life and death. One such incident that involved two firefighters in a burning home showcases just how capable these men really are. In a recently surfaced footage from nearly two decades ago, a firefighter is seen showing extreme presence of mind that potentially saved the life of an infant.

Two firefighters, Bob Swick and Scott Lewis were at the site of a house that had gone up in flames on Hebble Avenue in Fairborn, Ohio. While one of the firefighters, Lewis was inside the building, a woman outside was desperately looking for signs of Lewis reappearing with her little baby, Chelsea. Smoke had engulfed the building, and afraid that they might be losing time, Bob Swick decided to climb up the ladder and help his partner in the search for the baby. But just as he got to the top, Lewis appears at the window, holding a baby in his arms.

They had just emerged from a room full of smoke, and the infant might have quite possibly inhaled some of it. Swick immediately ripped his mask off and prepared to do all he could to save a life. Without wasting a single moment, and undeterred by the fact that he was climbing down the ladder holding an infant in his arms, Bob Swick began administering CPR on the baby.

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