Birmingham paramedics honored for heroism

Birmingham paramedics honored for heroism

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These Norwood fire station paramedics were honored by the mayor and Birmingham city council this morning for helping save a man from a burning car. Source: WBRC video These Norwood fire station paramedics were honored by the mayor and Birmingham city council this morning for helping save a man from a burning car. Source: WBRC video

A group of Birmingham paramedics are being called heroes today after they helped pull a 22-year-old man from a burning car.

The paramedics from the Norwood fire station were honored by the mayor and city council this morning.

They were on their way back from Brookwood hospital when they saw a car on fire on the side of the road.

They jumped out and found a man and one of his sons out of the car, but a second son was trapped in the backseat.

The paramedics had no firefighting equipment with them but that didn't stop one sergeant from crawling in and pulling the young man out to safety, even before firefighters got there.

"I want to commend all of these individuals for a job well done. That's how we do what we do, to protect the citizens of this city. We had a group of paramedics that didn't have any firefighting equipment, but they did the right thing," Birmingham Fire Chief Ivor Brooks said.

Chief Brooks says the paramedic and the victim are both recovering well.

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