- Last week, City of Cape Town emergency services saved the life of a two-week-old baby
- The little boy needed help after he stopped breathing and became unresponsive
- The quick actions of the City's Fire and Rescue Service personnel helped save his life and their heroic actions were applauded online
Heroic Fire & Rescue Service personnel stationed at Belhar have been hailed heroes on social media after they rescued a two-week-old baby boy last week.
The infant had reportedly been brought to the Belhar Fire Station by family members on Friday, 9 October when he stopped breathing and became unresponsive.
The City of Cape Town detailed the entire situation on social media, applauding the heroic actions of its emergency services. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, said:
"Our staff immediately provided medical assistance, started cardio pulmonary resuscitation and managed to get him breathing again."
After the personnel managed to save the baby, he was taken to Tygerberg Hospital via ambulance.
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South Africans were inspired by the officials' heroics and they applauded them online. Jean Elizabeth Halls commented:
"Wow, what an amazing story! We salute you all who were involved! May God keep you safe always!"
Anthea Amon said:
"Wow what a blessing you guys are... Our frontline workers. May our God always protect you and keep you safe and make His face shine you guys. God bless you in every area of your lives. Amen."
Ingrid Domingo added:
"Thank you to all services involved... You are our unsung heroes... Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ. God bless and protect you all."
Jackie Myburgh said:
"Hope he grows up to be a Doctor, well done, you made my day."
Claudia Swinny wrote:
"Well done to all staff. I am sure that the baby's parents will be forever grateful to you all."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported a Johannesburg Metro Police Officer is being lauded for delivering a baby on a pavement. Rose Sithole has been an officer for the past 13 years and has never delivered a baby before.
The incident occurred last week Thursday. The mother was reportedly on her way to a police station to wait for an ambulance when she went into labour. The command centre at the police station then received a call about a pregnant woman on the streets.
Sithole rushed to the scene with a colleague. After realising that the 30-year-old woman was in labour, Sithole asked her colleague to get a blanket from the police station. Upon his return, the colleague found Sithole, the mother, the mother's partner and a newborn baby boy.
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