Four Children Who Saved Woman From House Fire Honored by Township

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
August 17, 2017US News
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Four Children Who Saved Woman From House Fire Honored by Township
The children saw smoke coming from the house highlighted in this image from the playground on the right. (Google Maps)

 

Four quick-thinking youngsters were honored on Wednesday for saving a woman from a house fire in Pennsylvania.

The children acted fast when they spotted smoke coming from a house near their playground. One quickly dialed 911, while the others ran over to the house and knocked on the door, 6ABC reported.

If they hadn’t, Kayla Hobbs, who was sleeping on the second floor of her parents’ Elkins Park home, may have woken up too late.

“They’re amazing because usually, if I was somebody I wouldn’t be the first person to just run over here. And they just ran over here and said ‘Your house is on fire,’ and called police before I even got to call police. They really saved me because I thought someone was cooking out,” Hobbs said.

View of the playground and 1711 Willow Ave. where the children woke up the unsuspecting woman while her house was burning. (Google Maps)
View of the playground and 1711 Willow Ave. where the children woke up the unsuspecting woman while her house was burning. (Google Maps)

Aliyah Greenwood was the first to see the smoke. She ran to tell her sister and friends. They first thought that the smoke was coming from a barbecue, but as they got closer they saw the flames and knew they had to act fast.

According to the fire marshal the house could have been destroyed if the kids waited for 5-10 minutes longer.

The four children, ages 10 to 13, were hailed as heroes at the township commissioners meeting for their honorable actions during the June fire.

Casset Bowleg, 13, said that he got the moral fortitude and bravery to act from what his mother taught him.

Elkins Park (Google Maps)
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. (Google Maps)

“My mom always told me to care about other people and respect other people, help other people, and all that stuff. It’s just an honor to be getting this reward,” he said.

The homeowner treated the children for a trip to the local go-cart track and arcade.

Elkins Park is a community in the Montgomery county in Pennsylvania.

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A former prisoner, just seven days after his release, missed a job interview to save a stranger’s life from a car crash.

Now the man is being hailed a hero in the Connecticut community for his kind and selfless heart.

On July 6, 32-year-old Aaron Tucker woke up early in the morning and put on a dress shirt that he had been given at a Bridgeport halfway house. He then took a bus to meet the manager at  Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant, CBS reported.

While on the bus, Tucker was startled to see a car had hit a tree and flipped over.

The bus driver said he would leave Tucker behind if he got off the stop, as the driver had to stay on his route. Tucker immediately jumped off the bus.

He ran towards the wreck, which was upside down and filling with smoke. Kneeling down he saw the driver covered in blood.

“The guy had a lot of blood coming from his head,” he told CBS News.

He helped the man out of the car and dragged him away, just as the vehicle was starting to catch on fire. Several others also scrambled to help, including three employees from a local car shop who brought over a fire extinguisher.

“You’re going to be all right,” Tucker kept repeating to the injured man as they lay on the pavement. “Your family wants to see you. Keep your eyes open.”

Tucker pulled off his only dress shirt and used it to help stop the man’s bleeding.

“I had a grip on his arm to keep him calm as they put an oxygen mask on him,” Tucker said. “I just wanted to make sure he was all right, and that’s what I did.”

Tucker missed his interview to stay and comfort the man, until the ambulances arrived. The injured man was later taken to Norwalk hospital and was reported to be in stable condition on Wednesday, the Westport News reported.

“I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is one time thing,” Tucker told CBS. “The job just wasn’t in my mind at that time.”

Connecticut community members read the local news story about Tucker’s rescue and wanted to help the man. They set up a GoFundMe page, which as of writing has raised nearly $27,5oo in just two days from 680 donors.

Tucker said many job offers have already started to come in after the story was reported.

“I’ve been given a lot of job offers,” Tucker said. “Right now, I don’t have the money, so I want to get the best job I can to support my son.”

Tucker said all the money he makes will be going into taking care of his family, dedicating his life to his 21-month old son.

“I got locked up three weeks before my son was born,” Tucker explained. “When he was born, I got a phone call from the hospital. I heard my son crying in the background, and right then and there I was like, ‘I’m changing my life.'”

“I came out here with nothing, literally nothing,” Tucker said. “But I knew if I worked hard things are going to come my way.”

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