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Firefighters Finish Pouring Concrete After Homeowner Is Taken to Hospital


A group of on- and off-duty firefighters in a Dallas suburb recently showed that they are willing to go above and beyond to serve the citizens of their city.

On April 30, 2019, Carrollton Texas Fire Rescue responded to assist a man who had suffered a medical emergency while pouring concrete around his house.

Responders quickly ensured that the citizen’s medical needs were met, but as they looked around the man’s home they noticed that the already mixed concrete was going to go to waste.

“Members of the Engine company called off duty firefighters who had experience with finishing concrete and they responded,” the fire department wrote on a now-viral post.

“One even stopped and bought additional tools to for the fire crews to use in finishing up the concrete work.”

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The costs were covered by the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association Benevolence Fund, according to the post.

The firefighters worked together to finish the concrete projects the man had intended to do while he was receiving treatment in a local hospital.

“We are here to save lives and property,” Watson Kohankie of the Carrollton Fire Department told Liftable, a section of The Western Journal. “This would have been lost property if not handled.”

The citizen was able to return home relatively quickly and work on other projects.

“The next week he was up moving around and fully capable of handling any other projects around his house that he might need done,” Kohankie told Liftable.

Kohankie said that this isn’t the first time the fire department has served its community in this way.

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“Last year a crew came across a citizen who’s wheelchair ramp was about to fall down, so they made arrangements to get the materials and replaced the ramp for the citizen,” he recalled.

Kohankie told Liftable he hopes this story shows people that he and his fellow crew members want to take care of those in their community.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
Kayla Kunkel began writing for The Western Journal in 2018.
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