Exhausted Firefighter Goes Viral, Cradles Crying Girl To Sleep After Pregnant Mother Crashed

Posted On : June 5, 2018

A heartwarming picture of a firefighter cradling an infant girl has gone viral.

‘It’s moments like this, that I am reminded, this is why I do the job,’ said Fire Captain Chris Blazek, in a statement about the incident on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Fire Department shared the photo on it’s social media page where it quickly spread, getting over 5,000 shares. 

A Pregnant Mother Crashed Her Car

Captain Blazek was exhausted after responding to a house fire, and was just about to get into the firehouse shower.

That’s when a frantic call came in about a car incident on Highway 58.

A pregnant mother was driving the crashed vehicle and had her three young daughters, ranging in age from 7 years to four months, in the back seat. 

‘The mother was hysterical because she was having abdominal and back pain,’ Blazek recalled. 

The Little Girl Laid On The Fireman’s Shoulder

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‘Both big girls were fine, but the baby was screaming hysterically too. So I took her out of her car seat and did a quick physical exam to make sure she was okay,’ the fire captain said. 

‘She immediately laid her head on my shoulder. Shortly after that I decided that my guys had the scene under control, so I decided to sit and take a break with my new friend. She immediately fell asleep in my arms.’

The mother was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation. Blazek’s crew remained on the scene until the girls’ other family members could arrive.

The photo of Blazek was taken by Kyle Vradenburgh, a fellow Engine 6 firefighter. 

‘For firefighters, this is what’s it’s all about,’ the department wrote of the heartwarming picture.

Remember…Love has the power to heal or kill… Always proceed with caution!

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