A 19-year-old D.C. firefighter rookie is being credited with saving an elderly woman’s life in the same neighborhood he grew up in, reports NBC Washington.
Amir Johnson had lived in Northeast his entire life, and after graduating high school, he immediately joined the D.C. Fire Department.
Just eight months into his career as a firefighter, Johnson was called to a large fire early Sunday morning on Blaine Street NE, where he found 84-year-old Nelie Jones in a bedroom.
“I could see the fire rolling on the ceiling. I made my way down the hallway to the right. There were about three bedrooms. I scooped her up off the bed, and started back down the hallway. I couldn’t see anything. It was hot and smoky,” Johnson said.
Thursday, Johnson met Jones’ son Antonio.
“I can’t thank you enough … Thank you for saving my mom. I appreciate it a lot,” Antonio Jones told Johnson.
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