4 off-duty McKinney firefighters responded to a home hearth Wednesday morning — whereas they had been taking part in golf.
Firefighters Casey Durham and Chris Dudley and Capts. Jared Turner and Invoice South had simply completed shifts at work and had been taking part in a spherical of golf at WestRidge Golf Course in McKinney, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8).
Dudley advised the station that close to the seventh gap they seen smoke coming from a home close to the inexperienced. Upon a more in-depth look, the firefighters knew they needed to act.
Whereas nobody was inside the house on the time, the firefighters labored to staunch the flames by filling flower pots with water from the kitchen sink.
“We took some empty flower pots and simply fashioned an old style bucket brigade and throwing water on,” Turner advised the station. “Then it turned a contest. We had been attempting to get it out earlier than the engine firm received there.”
The foursome was profitable in stopping the hearth from spreading, and shortly on-duty firefighters arrived.
With no accidents and the hearth out, the firefighters went again to taking part in golf.
“We’ve an obligation to behave, and we’re all the time on responsibility,” Turner advised the station. “Even after we’re off, we’re nonetheless compelled to behave. If we might help, we are going to.”