Firefighters Brad Polley and Paul Goodman, of Georgetown, Kentucky, were off-duty when they heard on their police scanners about a possible drowning near their homes. They each raced to the scene to find that 14-year-old Savannah Noe had been pulled from the family swimming pool. It was thought that she had swallowed water, but in fact she had experienced sudden cardiac arrest, which is rare for young people. The aid given by the two firefighters is credited with saving Savannah’s life, and she suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal.
Savannah’s mother, Sue Noe, said of Polley and Goodman, “We’ll never be able to repay them. Two off-duty guys, how awesome is that? That’s going way over and beyond; that’s two guys just being good people that saved my child’s life.”
Polley and Goodman no doubt think that they just did what they were supposed to be doing—saving lives.
When you are in the business of saving people, you are never really off-duty, are you?
Jude 22-23—“Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them…”