Fire Force Officer is saving thousands of lives, wins people’s hearts

It has been a tough time for Kerala citizens as heavy showers continue to trouble the city. In the process, waterlogging paralysed normal life. The severe effects of monsoon were witnessed when 37 people died due to the flash flood.

Due to these natural calamities, people got affected very badly. However, the state saw real heroes emerge as saviours for the victims. The selfless people, who, without even caring for their own life, sprung into action to give a helping hand to the sufferers.


It was Fire Force personnel’s turn to save the lives of people. As you can see in the picture, a Kerala fire force personnel carries the body of a young boy who was saved from the remains of a house which was demolished in a fierce landslide.

Bibin Xavier who is a local press photographer clicked the photo tagged it as heart touching moment. “I still can’t understand the emotions on his face. Could be it is the fear that the body he is holding so close to his heart may not have a spark of life. Braving knee-deep mud he ran with the body to a nearby ambulance,” Xavier wrote on his Facebook page.

There are two facts about heroes that have never been in doubt. One acts in movies to entertain the audience to earn fame and reputation for the knack of his acting skills whereas the other takes risks to save people in real-life scenarios, say, Indian soldiers, fire force or a common man.

The hero is someone who can give real-time protection by all means. The sad reality is that people admire film heroes as much as they admire gods. We have seen, in many parts of India, avid fans offering milk Abhishekam and prayers for the filmy heroes they admire who just act in movies but when the hero risks his life to save lives, he gets no hype but just an appreciation by some people. We live in a society where people appreciate film heroes who save people’s lives in action sequences but when the same thing happens real, no one bats an eye.

Let’s salute this fire force personnel as he risked his own life without even caring about his own money and health. He was determined to rescue the sufferers. Kindly share this news to others. Let’s promote this man.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.