People have started to take notice of something that doesn’t completely make sense with a viral video of Fort Lauderdale firefighters helping a woman.
Haleigh Rosa, who is paralyzed from the waist down, posted a video of Florida firefighters helping her to TikTok, and it has since gone viral.
The video has since been reposted to numerous platforms, such as Reddit.
A narrator in the reposted Reddit video states she needed help getting to her apartment because the elevators were broken and featured firefighters carrying her up “31 flights of stairs.”
A Redditor was quick to point out how the video didn’t make much sense from a fire safety perspective.
“But what does she do if there’s a fire on her floor?” they asked.
They made a valid point, considering if she could not get up to her apartment; how would she escape?
But the truth is the video is inaccurate and not reporting what really happened.
The firefighters actually only carried her 13 flights of stairs to a working elevator so she could leave the building that had an issue with flooding on the floors below her.
“She was on floor 31 but the only working elevators only took us to floor 44,” said Captain Michael Bloomberg. “We had a choice of going up 13 floors or going down 21 [floors] so we decided to go up 13 floors.”
Firefighters Johnny Jones and Chance Davis took turns carrying her and her wheelchair up the 13 flights upstairs.
@halrosa Thank you v much FTL Fire Dept I luv you!!!! #fire #paralyzed #injury #firedepartment ♬ original sound – Haleigh, like Berry
“We try and consider everybody as a family member, and how I would want them or someone to treat my family member, and so we always try to do the right thing,” said Jones.
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