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Kindhearted Firefighters Finish Delivering Pizzas After Driver's Car Gets Totaled in Wreck


Firefighters from the Waco Fire Department in Texas finished delivering pizzas to a group of hungry students after the delivery driver’s car was totaled in a collision.

On March 6, a woman was driving to St. Paul’s Episcopal School to deliver 23 pizzas to feed 185 students for lunch.

But during her drive, the woman, identified as Nancy, was involved in a collision that left her car totaled.

The Waco Fire Department responded to the scene and made sure Nancy was OK — but she was worried that the pizza would not make it to St. Paul’s in time.

Four firefighters told Nancy not to worry about the delivery — they would take the pizzas to the school themselves.

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True to their word, firefighters Tracy Blackshear, John Fogle, Jonathan Ferguson and Colby Kubala loaded the 23 boxes of pizza into a firetruck and dropped them off at the school, making 185 faces very happy.

“It’s not just driving and leave the person there after an emergency,  but what can we do after, what can we do to make your day better,” Waco Fire Chief Bobby Tatum told KWTX-TV.

M’Lissa Howen, Head of School for St. Paul’s, said the Waco Fire Department “saved the day.”

“She was in this horrible accident, her car, unfortunately, is totaled I think,” Howen said of Nancy. “She was just really concerned about the pizzas getting here, and the firefighters were concerned about her, and so they said ‘we’ll take the pizzas.'”

Tatum said the fire department looks for ways to serve the community where they can.

“We strive to meet the needs of the community and be more than just a fire department,” said Tatum.

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Howen is thankful to live in Waco, where people look out for one another.

“Thank you for saving the day and not letting our children go hungry, and just thank you for caring,” said Howen. “I know that meant a lot to Nancy, and it meant a lot to our school.”

“In Waco, that’s what’s so great about it is that we care about each other,” said Howen.

According to KWTX, Nancy is doing just fine after the collision.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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