Pets | April 8, 2017
This is Andrew Klein. He's a first responder with the Santa Monica Fire Department in California. More importantly, he's just demonstrated that every life deserves to be fought for, including this pup, Nalu.
We all know firefighters have dangerous jobs. Every work day is another day they're putting their lives at risk. Although not all fire truck emergencies are equally dangerous, they never know what they're going to have to face until it happens.
Regardless, firefighters are heroes. They put their lives in danger in order to save others. Andrew Klein, for example, has demonstrated that EVERY life is worth fighting for — every human being and animal.
The poor dog was trapped inside the apartment where her and owner Crystal Lamirande live, when it caught on fire earlier this week.
At the time the event was happening, Billy Fernando, a portrait photographer, happened to be driving by the scene.
The man stopped what he was doing to capture the firefighters in action on camera. He started taking photos before he even knew he was about to witness a life being saved.
“As I was standing outside, I saw the firefighter, Mr. Klein, running toward the curbside grass area carrying something,” said Fernando.
“I didn’t know what it was at first, but then I realized that it was a pet who had been trapped in the fire. The dog was unconscious, limp and not moving at all.”
A minute after they got Nalu out of the apartment, the firefighter began performing CPR on the pet without a single moment of hesitation. "It was an awe-inspiring moment," said Fernando.
Nalu finally started showing signs of life after twenty minutes into the CPR. "The owner was in tears. Everyone was very happy with the ending.”
Nalu had to spend 24 hours in an oxygen chamber but was back to his tail wagging self again after being released. Thank you to all the firefighters out there and a big thank you to Andrew Klein for saving Nalu.