WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Six West Lafayette Firefighters are getting recognition for saving lives.
"It was just a generic call. It comes in as some that had fallen,' said WLFD Captain Ryan Harber. "We go on these all the time."
What started as a routine call for West Lafayette Firefighter on June 30, ended with a life being saved.
"We just cared for it as we do any call we go on, and it turned out to be life saving that day," said WLFD Firefighter Brad Schwartz.
It turns out, their quick actions prevented tragedy.
"We later found out from the paramedics on scene that, 'Hey, you guys saved her life.' She had a broken femur, and she would have bled out," Harber explained.
Then, on July 13, they were called to a possible overdose.
"Within four minutes, we had a pulse back and the subject was trying to breathe again," Harber said.
On Tuesday morning, the six firefighters who helped save those lives were recognized for their work.
"A lot of what we do here is medical work, and just because we have the name, 'firefighter' attached to us, that doesn't necessarily mean that's all we do," he explained.
Harber said it's nice to get some recognition.
"Yes, we do this everyday, but it's nice to get a 'good job' every now and then," he said.
However, Harber said he and his fellow firefighters are not in it for that.
"We are here to take care of our community and we want the community to know that," Harber said.
Capt. Ryan Harber and Firefighters Brad Schwartz and Michael Parsons were on the June 30 call, and those three were on the July 13 overdose call as well.
Lt. Stevie Jenkinson and Firefighters Kyle Glover and Cody Stacy were also on the July 13 call.
The firefighters received certificates honoring their actions.