ARMY FIREFIGHTER EXCEEDS CALL OF DUTY, HELPS FAMILY IN NEED
Reported By 1LT B.Lambert
Spc. Tyeisha Jones, a member of Fort Stewart Fire Department’s Engine 3 crew, poses for a photo during training on Fort Stewart. Jones exceeded the call of duty when she cared for a father and child injured in a car accident March 24 on Fort Stewart.
A Fort Stewart military firefighter went beyond her duty when she cared for a father and child injured in a car accident on the installation March 24.
Spc. Tyeisha Jones, part of Fort Stewart Fire Department’s Engine 3 crew, responded to the accident on 6th Street and Gulick Avenue. A man and infant were in one of the vehicles. Jones assisted by caring for the infant while emergency medical technicians aided the father. Both were transported to Winn Army Community Hospital for further care.
Jones went to the hospital after her shift ended at 8 a.m. to check on the family. She learned the family was cleared to go home but didn’t have a car seat anymore because the family’s only car seat was leftTopF in the wreaked car.
Harnessing the power of social media, Jones canvassed spouses’ page. She explained the situation and asked if anyone had a car seat to donate. A car seat was found and brought to the hospital, allowing the infant to travel home safely.
“Spc. Jones dedication to duty and quick thinking, not only helped out with the life of the child, but also showed great compassion and just how far she is willing to go to protect and save lives,” said Fort Stewart firefighter Travon Sanders.