Firefighters Mow Lawn For Veteran After Treating Him For Heat Exhaustion

First responders came to the rescue of an elderly veteran after he suffered from heat exhaustion while doing his lawn maintenance.


Prince Pinkney, 83, and his wife were doing the yard work when he felt sick and his leg, which never fully recovered from a stroke, gave out. Someone saw the couple struggling and Pinkney on the ground and informed the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

The crew helped in lawn maintenance after they arrived at the Fort Lauderdale home of the sick elderly veteran suffering from heat exhaustion. Soon a three-man crew arrived at the home within minutes and “treated them and checked them out” and also finished up the lawn. “I think we can cut their lawn while we’re doing this,” Lt. Matthew Wells said. “It wasn’t much of a discussion,” said another medic.

Fire Department helps Army Veteran by cutting his grass

Monday morning Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Station 47 was dispatched to a pass out. Upon arrival they found an 80 year old Army veteran suffering from heat exhaustion while working in his yard. They immediately treated the man and cooled him off. Once his medical emergency was over the crew stepped in and finish cutting his grass! This is truly what it is all about. City of Fort Lauderdale

Posted by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue on Monday, October 12, 2020

The crew returned hours later to check on the Pinkneys and the couple said they usually paid someone to mow their lawn, but lately, that person has not been around. “Their story is amazing in itself,” Capt. Terry Maylor said. “Their age, what they’ve gone through, his history as a veteran serving this country. If that doesn’t move you to go ahead and do what you’re capable of, then nothing will.”

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