Inside a Santa Monica, California apartment building, the situation was gloomy.
When a fire broke out inside Crystal Lamirande’s flat, firefighters were called. While they were battling the fire, Crystal sobbed to firefighter Andrew Klein that her 10-year-old dog, Nalu, was trapped inside the house.
Firefighters are dedicated to saving lives, and Nalu’s life was just as important to him as Crystal’s. He bravely carried his bag inside the building, crawling on his hands and knees through the smokey house in search of victims. He eventually discovered the dog, but she was still.
Andrew describes Nalu as “completely lifeless” when he discovered her. He carried her outside to get some fresh air before beginning life-saving efforts.
For the next 20 minutes, Andrew administered mouth-to-snout resuscitation on Nalu. The dog didn’t have a pulse and was not breathing at all. Crystal sat near Andrew, sobbing and terrified, as he attempted to resurrect her four-legged pet. Other firefighters and passersby quickly gathered around them, silently hoping for the best.
Nalu awoke after what seemed like an eternity!
Andrew consoled the dog as she groggily regained consciousness. The animal was frightened and feeble, but otherwise unhurt. Nalu was transported to a veterinarian and placed in an oxygen tent for around 24 hours. She was back to her normal, cheerful self when she was discharged. We don’t want to think about what would have happened if Andrew hadn’t been so quick and used his skills so well!
Nalu recovered completely thanks to this wonderfully kind and brave firefighter! Andrew definitely places high importance on the preservation of human life. To those who love them, it makes no difference whether they are human or animal.
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