We all know firemen are heroes. But sometimes they do something so incredible that they deserve to be recognized for the times they do something extra special. That’s the case with firefighter Robert Sutton of the DeKalb County Fire Department in Georgia. He was at a fire and he heard a desperate father and saw him holding something in his arms, which he dropped and the quick thinking Sutton kept his eyes on the package and he caught it. It was a baby.
‘He was a little guy, so when I heard his father yelling “Help,” and saw him hanging out the window with the baby in his arms, I just went into action. I just did what any of the other firefighters out here would have done,’ Sutton told Fox 5 Atlanta.
‘I just said “Drop him.” He did and I am blessed to have been in a position to catch the baby.’
Sutton, who grew up near the apartment complex, added that, ‘It was my first time in a situation like that.’
In the video, Sutton — a 10-year DeKalb County firefighter veteran — can be seen enveloped in grey smoke, standing underneath the window waiting for the baby to fall. Behind him, a second firefighter rushes over to act as backup.
Once the baby lands in Sutton’s arms, he pauses for a second to cradle the child to his chest and then hurries to get the baby away from the smoke.
‘It was a remarkable sight to see something like that. They were on it,’ master plumber Larry Carter told Fox 5 Atlanta.
So, here’s to you firefighter Robert Sutton, the everyday hero.