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Three Burton (SC) Firefighters Credited for Saving Baby

Three firefighters are credited with saving a two and a half week old infant, reports

The Burton Fire District in Beaufort County received the call mid-morning and quickly went into action. These heroes said they were just doing their duty.

“This is what we are trained to do so its not… you know, I mean we, this is what we are trained to do, this is just our job,” Burton Firefighter Rafael Nepaulsingh said.

Nepaulsingh, Lt. Jon Mosher, and Ethan Webb are all Emergency Medical Technicians who were dispatched to the call of a baby girl choking.

The crew sprung into action, arriving to the mother’s aid in under three minutes. Nepaulsingh said seconds count to rescue an infant who was only 17 days old.

“The mother says that the baby is fine, and she’s recovering, so right now she is just focusing on taking care of her child at home and she said she was very grateful and our prayers go out to her and her child,” he said.

Nepaulsingh has only been with the fire district for one year last week, and while he doesn’t consider himself a hero, he said in this situation all the emergency personnel, dispatchers, and police, worked together heroically.

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