CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During a high-rise condo fire last month in Coral Springs, a new video shows police officers carrying an elderly woman down flights of stairs into an ambulance.
It’s not clear from the Coral Springs police body camera how many sets of stairs the officers carried the woman in their arms during the rescue on June 13 from a fire on the ninth floor of the Briarwood building at 3575 Brokenwoods Drive.
The fire caused by unattended cooking in the kitchen left a person treated for smoke inhalation.
“I think it’s awesome to see officers going outside their job description,” said Mike Moser, deputy chief and spokesman for Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.
The video was discovered as fire officials closed out the investigation of the fire, which was near the intersection of University Drive and Sample Road.
The fire required firefighters from Margate, Tamarac, and other cities to help put out the blaze. It also required the assistance of police officers.
Moser said police officers often get to fire scenes before firefighters and begin working to get people to safety.
“Police officers do great things every day,” he said. “They are public servants and they are in the business to do lifesaving stuff.”
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