Paramedic drags woman from burning building

A paramedic has dragged a collapsed and unconscious woman from her burning home in Birmingham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Initially the case was thought to be a cardiac arrest. There was no indication from the caller that it was a house fire and, on arrival, there was no fire visible from the outside of the building. The realisation of it being a fire came only when Danielle entered the building to encounter smoke and flames and the collapsed woman on the floor."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The paramedic, Danielle Prosser, dragged the woman out of the building and began to administer basic life support.

The woman, who is in her fifties suffered serious burns to her body. Her husband had burns to his hands. Both were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

James Williams, the Paramedic Area Support Officer who attended the incident, said:

“We are very proud of Danielle, risking her own life to save others”.

– James Williams, the Paramedic Area Support Officer

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