POSITRACTION: Save life and save the world

2018-Jan-21

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266041/Video-shows-fireman-catching-baby-thrown-apartment.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Hero firefighter CATCHES a baby suddenly thrown out of a third-floor apartment as family of 12 was trapped in devastating blaze

  • Video emerged Saturday showing a hero firefighter catching a baby who was dropped by parents from the third floor of a burning apartment building 
  • The fire took place in Decatur, Georgia at the Avondale Forest Apartments on January 3 
  • A helmet camera worn by one of the firefighters at the scene shows DeKalb County Captain Scott Stroup catching the child 
  • Captain Jackie Peckrul, a ‘super mom’ of triplets, was one of the firefighters who responded to the fire, which left 80 people homeless
  • She climbed up a ladder mid-way to the third-floor balcony and caught the child’s younger sibling
  • The fire destroyed the apartment belonging to the Ragland family and its eight children 
  • The family of 12 was rescued by their father, Lance Ragland, who was the last to be helped off the balcony by firefighters
  • Ragland suffered second-degree burns to his back and was the last to be rescued after he helped his eight children onto the firefighters’ ladder 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 11:40 EST, 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:29 EST, 13 January 2018

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Dramatic video footage has emerged showing a hero firefighter catching a baby who was dropped by parents from the third floor of a burning apartment building.

The fire took place in Decatur, Georgia at the Avondale Forest Apartments on January 3.

Captain Jackie Peckrul, a ‘super mom’ of triplets, was one of the DeKalb County firefighters who responded to the fire, which left 80 people homeless, according to WAGA-TV.

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That’s why we need women in civil society. They can do amazing things if we don’t let our “memes and paradigms” — a fancy way of saying prejudices, preconceived notions, and plain old stupidity — get in their way. 

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” George Bernard Shaw

I’m NOT saying lower “the standards”. That’s equally stupid and condescending. (It’s like patting someone on the head and saying “it’s ok; you tried”. Argh!) 

Standards have to be factually related to a requirement. And equally enforced. (I’ve seen some police and firefighters who would make the cut.)

For everyone’s safety and well-being.

Great job by these firefighters and all those who do the “tough jobs”.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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