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Britain's tallest medic becomes human ladder, saves couple

6''8" Lincoln Dodd saved a husband and wife trapped in their bedroom

By Olly Wright
Daily Mail 

BELMONT, England — Britain’s tallest ambulance worker has been named ‘Paramedic of the Year’ after he used his giant 6ft 8in frame as a human ladder to rescue a couple from an arson attack on their home. Lincoln Dodd, 41, was hailed a national hero after he reached up to save the husband and wife who were trapped in their first-floor bedroom in Belmont, Herefordshire.

Nicknamed ‘Tiny’ by pals, Lincoln managed to lift the pair above the flames after arsonists set fire to their home last September and the couple were able to scramble down his body to the ground. In recognition of his bravery, the former A&E nurse was crowned Paramedic of the Year at the Lincoln received his prestigious award at the House of Lords from Baroness Angela Browning.

Speaking after he received the award Lincoln, who has served as a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service for seven years, said: 'The award was a bit of a bolt out of the blue, but very nice all the same. 

Full story: Britain's tallest paramedic turned his 6ft 8in frame into human ladder to rescue couple from burning building

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Chris Jung Chris Jung Friday, December 07, 2012 7:30:56 PM That is thinking outside the box..
Ruth Pechin Ruth Pechin Saturday, December 08, 2012 8:40:22 AM Verry cool
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:32:53 AM First of all, CONGRATS, Tiny. A big salute for a big hero. With me, I was on the other side of the spectrum. I'm 5'3" and I never weighed more than 120 lbs, until I was 26. A lot of people would ask me how I could be a Firefighter/Paramedic since I was so small. I just reminded them, who get's shoved into the crawl spaces, attics, inside a mangled vehicle and start treatment as they extricated everything from around patient and myself. Thankfully, most of our guys were tall enough that I used them as a ladder to get into tight spaces over head. And a few of those guys could actually just shove me up also. So whether big and tall or short and small, you work as a team. IMHO, that's how a dept. should work.

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