Mom Watches Escambia Firefighter Son Save A Life During Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10, 2021

An Escambia County firefighter made his mom extra proud during Mother’s Day brunch Sunday.

“So it’s not everyday that a mom gets to watch one of her children save someone’s life,” Madeline Willis wrote in a social media post. “But that happened to me today. What an amazing Mother’s day!”

Willis is in Pensacola visiting with her son Jacob Hoskins, an Escambia County Fire Rescue firefighter assigned to the Ensley Fire Station.

They were at a McGuire’s for Mother’s Day brunch when a woman began to choke. Hoskins jumped into action, and saved the woman’s life.

“So saving people’s lives is something he does on a daily basis…but for me to observe this humble son of mine do his ‘job’ was an experience I’ll never forget,” Willis said. “So proud!”

Pictured: Madeline Willis (front left) watched her firefighter son Jacob Hoskins (middle right) save a choking victim during Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday. Courtesy photo for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Mom Watches Escambia Firefighter Son Save A Life During Mother’s Day Brunch”

  1. WOW!!!! on May 10th, 2021 4:14 pm

    What a great moment!!!!!!!! Thank you,sir for having served in the Military AND the Rescue unit!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ensley boy on May 10th, 2021 12:59 pm

    Thank you sir. You serve my district so I know I will be well served if the time ever comes.

  3. A Alex on May 10th, 2021 11:51 am

    What a nice and refreshing story over all the crime and bad news. More stories like this would be very relaxong to read

  4. molino resident on May 10th, 2021 10:11 am

    Wow. That is amazing. Great job.

  5. Gary S. on May 10th, 2021 8:16 am

    Well done sir! Mom should be proud.

  6. Lifendason on May 10th, 2021 8:12 am

    Wow, thankful for people like Mr. Hoskins. Glad to see he’s part of our fire fighter team that goes above and beyond.


  7. judy on May 10th, 2021 7:31 am

    It must have been an amazing moment!!! Thanks to your son for his service…and for continuing to do the good work! :)

  8. Molino Mom on May 10th, 2021 7:22 am

    Thank you Jacob! You have made another firefighter Mom proud! We realize the things you do every day, but this Mother’s Day was extra special!
    Thank you to all firefighters!

  9. JTV on May 10th, 2021 4:53 am

    Be proud.

    Thank you Jacob

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