Here's how Orlando-area first responders are making a difference this week
Local law enforcement officers, firefighters go above the call of duty
ORLANDO, Fla. – Each week on News 6 at Nine, News 6 likes to share some good news about Orlando-area first responders.
This week, four local agencies in Central Florida shared heartwarming stories on social media.
In Ocala, an officer accepted an invitation to join a few others for fellowship, food and football at Pentecostal Full Gospel Church. The officer even got to catch up with one of his college teammates while visiting the church.
This spontaneous invite was just what Officer Michael Brinkley needed. A big thank you to Pentecostal Full Gospel Church for great fellowship and a delicious meal.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) August 18, 2018
FUN FACT: Officer Brinkley and Mr. Mike Beard (pictured on right) played college football together! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/uGQKXU4aeE
There was more reuniting taking place in Orange County, where a woman ran into her fifth-grade school resource officer after more than 20 years. The two posed for a picture at Valencia College and the Orange County Sheriff's Office posted it on Twitter, next to, of course, a throwback picture of them.
Reunited & it feels so good! Cpl McLean was Kelly's 5th grade SRO. They were recently reunited at VC after 20 years. Kelly fondly remembers Cpl McLean's support & positive attitude during her time at Ridgewood Park Elementary. @OCPSnews @valenciacollege #SROs #Makingadifference pic.twitter.com/hpxR6Nskxj— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) August 20, 2018
Also in Orange County, firefighters were called to a man's home after he suffered a medical emergency while mowing his lawn. After firefighters took the man to the hospital and made sure he received the care he needed, they returned to his home and finished mowing his lawn for him.
Orange County Firefighters ran a medical emergency today on a male while he was mowing his yard. After ensuring his...Posted by Orange County Fire Fighters Association, IAFF 2057 on Saturday, August 18, 2018
In Brevard County, two fire rescue dispatchers were recognized for their work after they talked two 911 callers through the process of delivering babies at home. According to fire rescue officials, both callers, babies and moms are doing well.
In less than a week, BCFR Emergency Dispatcher’s Dehler & Hammer guided two 911 callers through the process of delivering a baby at home. Both 911 callers, babies & moms are doing well. EVD Dehler and Hammer, job well done & we are extremely proud of you! #itsAgirlx2 #BCFRCares pic.twitter.com/fXfJfNemji— Brevard County Fire Rescue @BCFREMS (@BCFREMS) August 20, 2018
For more on these feel-good stories and to see other stories that highlight the good news in Central Florida, watch News 6 at Nine Wednesdays starting at 9 a.m.
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