Rescue Care Paramedic Ian Wessels rescued a lady in her seventies from certain death as a fire ripped through a block of flats on Noble Road opposite Berea Centre in Berea around 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon.
Ian was returning to the Ambulance base when he saw smoke and was flagged down by bystanders. He immediately called for the Durban Fire Department and went to investigate. A security guard informed him that there was a sick lady that was on the 3rd floor. Without any hesitation Ian who has previous fire fighting experience entered the building. He managed to rescue the elderly lady who was then carried down the stairs and then to an awaiting Ambulance. She was stabilised on the scene before being transported to a nearby Hospital for the further care. Durban Fire Department worked quickly to extinguish the blaze.
At this stage the events leading to the fire is unknown however will be investigated further.
Ian’s dedication does not go un noticed and management applauds his actions which defiantly resulted in the prevention of a fatality.
Hope you have a great day further.