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.
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.
Yesterday, @WacoTXFire Engine 5 – B Shift responded to an MVC at N. 6th St./Washington Ave. involving a Papa John’s delivery driver. After checking for injuries, they delivered the pizzas to St. Paul’s Episcopal School kids! Meeting the needs of the community! Photo: St. Paul’s pic.twitter.com/TlCl27gVqE
— Waco Fire Department (@WacoTXFire) March 7, 2019
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.
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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