Anderson Alabama firefighter killed rescuing grandson from house fire www.privateofficer.com
Anderson AL July 13 2012 A member of the Anderson Volunteer Fire Department died after rescuing her grandson from a house fire early Wednesday morning.
Firefighter Elizabeth Childers, 42, handed her 2-year-old grandson out of a window to safety, but she was not able to make it out, according to WHNT-TV.
The fire occurred around 1 a.m. on County Road 50 near an intersection with Highway 207 in Lauderdale County.
As a community and fire department mourn, they remember their fellow fire fighter for her selfless act of heroism.
Anderson Assistant Fire Chief Johnny White said, “Within a half mile of the residence, I could see coming up the county road there that it was their residence. I did not know which person it was.”
Chief White got a sinking feeling when he pulled up to the county road 50 home of Scott and Beth Childers.
The couple woke up to smoke filling their home
Childers’ husband, Scott — who also is a firefighter — and their 17-year-old daughter made it out alive along with the boy.
All three were transported to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.