Following A Car Crash, Firefighter Comforts Baby Until She Falls Asleep In His Arms

"This is what it's all about."

We often hear about emergency responders' heroic deeds and how they work hard to get people to safety, but what is sometimes overlooked are the quieter moments where firefighters, police officers, and paramedics show compassion for people during the most frightening situations.

Thankfully, the internet and availability of phones and camera phones is allowing us to see and hear about some of these tender moments. For example, a photo of a Dallas police officer comforting and singing to a baby after a car crash recently went viral.


Another current event from June 4, shows Captain Chris Blazek from the Chattanooga Fire Department calming a baby girl after a crash.

The Chattanooga Fire Department recounted the story on their Facebook page and shared a photo of the captain holding the baby in his arms.

Captain Blazek starts the post by saying, "This is what it's all about." He reveals that he and his Engine 6 team were dispatched to a car accident on the highway involving a pregnant woman and her three small children —  aged 4 months to 7 years old.

The older girls were OK, but the mother was suffering from abdominal and back pain and the youngest child was crying. Captain Blazek did a physical examination of the baby girl to ensure she was fine, then took a short break with her after seeing his team had the situation under control.

She fell asleep in his arms.

The photo from the scene shows the sweet moment. Officer Blazek revealed the team was with the kids until their relatives arrived while the mother was transported.

In closing, he said, "It's moments like this, that I am reminded, this is why I do the job."

The tender Facebook post has already had multiple shares and comments with people stating it's heartfelt stories like this that we need to hear about more.

The mother from the incident also wrote a thank you to Officer Blazek and his team on Facebook.

He responded, "Mrs. Hightower it was an honor and privilege. Glad to know you and the girls are doing well."

(H/T: People)


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