Texas paramedic, FFs rescue baby from house fire

The Amarillo medic and the 16-month-old child were treated for smoke inhalation

By Leila Merrill

AMARILLO, Texas — Crews from the Amarillo Fire Department and Amarillo Medical Specialists worked together to rescue a 16-month-old child from a house fire Thursday morning, KVII reported.  

“They broke out a window, so the paramedic stuck his head in the window to try to find the child and was overcome by smoke,” Jeff Justus, Community Liaison for AFD, said. “The whole room was filled with smoke he couldn’t find anything.”

But the paramedic could hear the child.

“Dropped the hose line crawled in through the window, found a child in the crib and pulled the child out through the window,” Justus said. “And that child was transported to the hospital as well for smoke installation.”

The paramedic treated the child, and both were transported to a hospital along with the child’s mother, who had witnessed the fire and rescue.

Three dogs were also rescued, but one died.

The baby was reported to be in stable condition, and the medic was treated for smoke inhalation and released.

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