A courageous Buckeye assistant police chief and deputy fire chief are being hailed as heroes after they worked together to help rescue two children and their pets trapped inside a burning home in Buckeye, Arizona.
Buckeye officials received a call of a house fire in the area of Rainbow Rd. and Sundance Parkway at 8:46 a.m. on July 21. Buckeye Asst. Police Chief Bob Sanders responded to the call within 55 seconds as he was on his way to a meeting and happened to be in the area.
When the first responders became aware that there were two other kids trapped in the house. They didn’t hesitate and just rushed in to rescue them. “This is absolutely their calling and that’s why they could just fearlessly run in there and risk their lives,” Hall said.
Without any fire gear, the two men rescued a 5-year-old boy who was on the couch and another boy who was near the door all before the fire crew arrived on the scene.
Additionally, seven dogs that were found in the backyard of the house were also brought to safety. As soon as the scene was brought under control, the Command contacted a veterinary clinic that was ready to take in all the cats.
According to officials, the woman of the house reportedly suffered minor burns, and another firefighter dealt with breathing issues. However, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Additionally, the family was receiving aid from the American Red Cross Society.
Netizens who came across the heroic rescue on City Of Buckeye Fire Department have expressed their gratitude to the two first responders who sprang into action without hesitation, calling them heroes and appreciating their team effort in the rescue.