Ordinary Call Leads To Random Act Of Kindness For Escambia Firefighters

July 5, 2021

When a group of Escambia County firefighters were leaving an ordinary “lift assist” call recently, they stopped to perform a random act of kindness.

The crew of Escambia Fire Rescue Squad 3 saw a wheelchair bound homeowner cutting his grass with a push mower. It was a tough job that the man said would have taken an hour and a half.

Squad 3 took over and was able to complete the job is less than 20 minutes with Lt. John Van Matre, firefighter Allen Harrison, and firefighter Kyle Saxton.

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23 Responses to “Ordinary Call Leads To Random Act Of Kindness For Escambia Firefighters”

  1. Whisperjet on July 7th, 2021 5:46 am

    ..This is what America is all about…We all need to be aware of our friends and neighbors every day , and help out whenever
    the need arises…So proud of our First Responders..

  2. ELW on July 6th, 2021 8:00 pm

    I’ve often wondered if there was a group around who helps people who have needs such as grass cutting, shopping or other needs for people who can’t do these things for themselves. My problem is I’m not far from needing those things done for myself. Right now, I manage on my own.

  3. Deborah Daugherty on July 6th, 2021 10:05 am

    Thank you for your kindness

  4. William 2 on July 5th, 2021 7:34 pm

    This is great to see, I’m a disabled veteran, partially paralyzed on my entire right side. I struggle with cutting my grass every year and have since I was medically retired and only one time has as anyone ever offered to help me, but my neighbors are nasty enough to call code enforcement when they get a wild hair!!! People seem more concerned with passing judgment on people they know nothing about, rather than offer a helping hand. They prefer to gossip and pretend to know someone, even when they’ve never sat down and had a conversation with the person they are condemning. There are many people in most neighborhoods that need a little help and can’t afford it, it would be nice to see neighbors being neighbors like they used to be and offer a helping hand. By the way, the one time that someone did help me, after I had knee and stomach surgery that week, they were dirt poor and didn’t want or ask for anything, they were just good people!!!! Unfortunately, the woman passed away from a blood clot not long afterwards and he moved on, two of the best folks I’ve ever met.

  5. Well on July 5th, 2021 12:01 pm

    Good deed.
    Is that what you might call Paid Volunteers ?

  6. james o conway on July 5th, 2021 10:36 am

    THIS IS GREAT TO SEE. ACTUALY THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPENS ALOT. BUT SOCIAL MEDIA WILL JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO PUT BAD THINGS OUT THERE WHILE THE GOOD STUFF IS OVER LOOKED. THE REASON IS MOST OF THE GOOD GUYS DONT WANT EVERYONE KNOWING WHAT THEY DO.I JUST THANK IF PEOPLE COULD HEAR MORE GOOD THINGS JUST MABY MORE OF THE GOOD GUYS WOULD COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK. IF A CHILD ONLY HEARS BAD THINGS THEN THEY BELEAVE MOST THINGS ARE BAD IN LIFE,AND THEY WILL GROW UP WITH A NEGITIVE ADDITUDE. I WILL BET INSTEAD OF HEARING WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY HERE SOME PEOPLE WILL SAY I CANT SPELL OR WHY IS EVERYTHING CAPTALIZED. WELL IM 69 YEARS OLD AND HAVE FORGOTTIN MORE THAN SOME PEOPLE KNOW. SO JUST PICK OUT THE GOOD POINTS PLEASE AND FEEL FREE TO SPREAD THE GOOD. MY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE IF YALL.

  7. Bonnie on July 5th, 2021 9:48 am

    That’s Awesome!! Thank you all, guy!! So thoughtful & kind!! Great to see this!!

  8. Dwr on July 5th, 2021 9:39 am

    And yet I know people who are in good health and have two good working legs and they won’t even make an effort to mow their lawn. Way to be an example on both sides of the story.

  9. EMD on July 5th, 2021 8:58 am

    So glad some still care and are willing to help someone in need without even being asked.

  10. AJ Dunlap on July 5th, 2021 8:44 am

    Thank You and God Bless! This is America

  11. deBugger on July 5th, 2021 8:40 am

    “vurra K~E~W~L”, indeed

  12. Jody on July 5th, 2021 8:40 am

    God is good.

  13. Steve on July 5th, 2021 8:38 am

    Thank you fellas! There’s more good in this world than this world would have us believe.

  14. tg on July 5th, 2021 7:56 am

    Random acts of kindness will reap big rewards.

  15. Thomas David Riney on July 5th, 2021 7:52 am

    Thankyou!

  16. Just me on July 5th, 2021 7:32 am

    This makes me tear up. I wish this would go viral, if I used social media I would post this everywhere.

    Thank you fireman for being wonderful people and for risking your lives for us every day. All first responders are way under appreciated.

  17. JTV on July 5th, 2021 7:10 am

    Top notch act of kindness. Thank you

  18. MrsEllis on July 5th, 2021 6:49 am

    Now that’s kindness! Thank you fire squad 3 !
    What America needs now more than ever!
    ❤️

  19. tom on July 5th, 2021 6:49 am

    Good deed guys. Still plenty of kindness in this world

  20. Jan on July 5th, 2021 6:28 am

    THANK YOU!

  21. Anne on July 5th, 2021 6:09 am

    AWESOME….All of you who wear the Badge are Amazing Humans and WE Love and Support you.
    God Bless you and your Families for your Kind Hearts.

  22. Woodee Ayen on July 5th, 2021 5:43 am

    Wonderful thoughtfulness

  23. Steve on July 5th, 2021 5:01 am

    Great job guys, it just go to show there are still good guys out there.





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