- Screenshot/DeKalb County Firefighter’s Association
A helmet camera captured a firefighter catching a five-year-old child who was thrown from a burning building in Georgia in early January.
The video shows Capt. Scott Stroup catch the child, who was thrown by the father from a ladder three stories up, as people screamed and embers rained down to the ground.
A number of other children were dropped from the building and caught by firefighters as well.
A four-year-old child was dropped from a balcony and caught by Capt. Jackie Peckrul, according to Inside Edition. Babies as young as one-month-old were also dropped and caught, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We were catching babies like a football – literally,” DeKalb County fire Capt. Eric Jackson told the Journal-Constitution. “There were adults that were on the balcony that were dropping their babies right into our arms. We had a couple firefighters catching babies, so it was just really incredible.”
The fire on January 3 in Decatur, Georgia injured 12 people, including 8 children, according to WSB-TV.
Watch the video from the Washington Post below: