A brave paramedic who made his way through floodwater and breaking burglar bars with his bare hands in order to save five children, four women and a dog, has been deservedly named Netcare 911’s Carer of the Year.
According to this article from SouthAfricaGoodNews, a paramedic who made headlines after wading through floodwater and breaking burglar bars with his bare hands in order to save five children, four women and a dog, has been rewarded for his heroic bravery.
“At Netcare 911, care is at the centre of everything we stand for, which is why the Netcare 911 Carer of the Year awards is a very special event for us. The nominees are individuals who have stood out for going beyond the call of duty to care for members of the public who are in need of a helping hand,” explains Craig Grindell, Netcare 911’s chief operating officer.
“Each year Netcare 911 calls for nominations to acknowledge staff members who have demonstrated the company ethos of exceptional care in often extremely difficult circumstances. This year’s nominees each showed their care through making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
“This year, we are delighted to congratulate advanced life support paramedic, Avi Lange, of the Netcare 911 base at Netcare Linksfield Hospital, on being selected as our 2016 Carer of the Year. Avi showed selfless determination and bravery in assisting members of the public who were trapped by rising floodwater after heavy rains in Johannesburg on an afternoon earlier in November 2016.”
On that day, Avi had attended to people who were in a motor vehicle accident and was on his way back to the Netcare 911 base, when his progress was blocked by a number of flooded roads. He noticed a man who appeared distressed and immediately asked whether he could be of any assistance. The man explained that his wife and children were trapped in their home in a nearby complex.
“With the help of another Good Samaritan, Avi rescued two women and a dog from the rising waters at one unit in the complex. A second house in the complex presented a more challenging scenario, as a woman and five children were trapped inside with no means of escape,” Grindell explains.
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