A MAN BECOMES A HERO CLIMBING A BURNING BUILDING TO SAVE MOTER’S LIFE…READ HERE
A Philadelphia man showed what love really is when he climbed a 19-story building to save his mother from a fire. Last week, 35- year old Jermaine received a call from his sister explaining that their mother’s high-rise apartment building was on fire. He raced over to the Westpark Apartments and started to scale the outside of the building in hopes to rescue his bed-ridden mother. When he got to his mother’s apartment, Jermaine saw that the fire had not reached her 15th-floor apartment. Jermaine’s mother and her boyfriend were told to wait on the porch while the fire and smoke were being contained. He first tried to enter through the front door of the building but was stopped by police.“They said, ‘We can’t let you in,’ ” he told WPVI. “I took it upon myself because that’s my mother. There are no limits. That’s my mother.” Even with a bad hip, he explained to the news reporter he would stop at nothing to help his mother.
“All for my mom’s safety, period,” Jermaine said. “I wasn’t worried about mine at all. She can’t get out of the bed or walk around, so if there’s a fire she needs help out.” As soon as he climbed back down and firefighters were able to put the fire out without anyone getting hurt. All residents were accounted for and the building was fully evacuated. Alongside three firefighters, four residents were treated for smoke inhalation.