Everyday Heroes

Firefighters Spend Days off Building Walkway for a Disabled Senior

When they saw an elderly woman in their community struggling to get around in her wheelchair, they knew they had to help.


Members of the Webster Groves Fire Department were on a call when they happened on another emergency: a woman, outside in her yard who had fallen over in her wheelchair.

The woman was having a lot of trouble getting around her yard and into her home due to uneven terrain and multiple stairs. Luckily, she wasn't injured but the firefighters knew they had to help her out.

A few days later, the Missouri firefighters showed up at her house to clear her walkway. A group of about six men rolled up their sleeves to dig and pour concrete in order to create a paved, level entrance to her home.

When the Webster Groves Firefighters Community Outreach program shared the good deed on Facebook, the post went viral.

"That's what it's all about," one person commented. "Neighbors helping neighbors, job well done guys!"

Another referred to the men as "Our WG Heroes!!"

The outreach program mentioned that the firefighters did all of this work in their free time, for no other purpose than to help others.

A huge thank you goes out to the members that spent their days off helping those in need.

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