Firefighters Carry Paralyzed Woman Up 13 Floors When Elevator Breaks

Firefighters Carry Paralyzed Woman Up 13 Floors When Elevator Breaks

Some firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty when they assisted a disabled woman, carrying her up several flights of stairs.

Firefighters and police officers are some of society's most selfless, caring and dedicated people. Those men and women consistently put their personal safety on the line for the good of others. When most people are running from a dangerous, deadly scene, firefighters and police officers run toward it. 

In a video posted on TikTok, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fire Department members helped a woman paralyzed from the waist down by carrying her up 13 flights of stairs. Text in the video pops up and states what is happening in the short clip. 

“POV: You’re paralyzed & stuck on floor 31 so the fire department rescues you,” the text reads. 

One of the firefighters carries the disabled woman on his back while a second man pulls along her wheelchair. 

In the video, as they continue to make their way up the stairs, a firefighter states, “This is why we train.”

Despite the firefighter's answer, the woman understands the situation is unusual. In the clip, she checks in on the man carrying her. She asked him whether she was choking him or not.

“A little bit,” the firefighter answered.

The woman explained the predicament in a follow-up video. She stated that in her apartment building, there was a flood on a floor below her, which put the elevators out of commission. She needed to get to an elevator in order to get out of the building. 

“I either had to get to floor 44 or floor 8 to cross over to the other side of the building. That way I can take the elevator down and get out of there,” she said.

She added that the men took turns carrying her, switching halfway through their journey up the 13 flights of stairs. 

Galatians 6:2 “Take on yourselves one another’s troubles, and so keep the law of Christ.”

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