Would you ever run into a burning building to save the people who are stuck inside? Well, this is exactly what a bunch of US Marines did when a senior citizen home from their neighborhood in Washington D.C. caught on fire. Despite risking their lives, the Marines say that they didn’t think twice about their decision and just rushed in because saving lives is what they do.
20. US MARINES
Out of all the military services in the world, US Marines are the most famous ones. These people have made a reputation for themselves by always jumping head first in life-or-death scenarios and the next photo will show you why they do this.
19. HIGHLY TRAINED
Since Marines are always the first ones to defend the country in case of war they are highly trained to deal with all types of situations. Preparation is the key to success and Marines know that too well.
18. NEVER AFRAID
The one thing that sets Marines apart from other types of soldiers is their bravery. These men don’t think twice when it comes to saving someone’s life and they are always willing to jump in the middle of danger to do so.
17. SENIOR CITIZEN BUILDING
Our story starts when a senior citizen building located in the middle of Washington D.C. bursts in flames. People who saw this called 911 as fast as they could and firemen were on their way. However, will they make it in time?
16. BIG CITY
As we all know, Washington D.C. is one of the biggest cities in the US and getting through traffic can be quite the hassle, even for firemen. Therefore, the firemen were being a little late.
15. TAKING A RISK
As the firemen were running late, a group of Marines who lived around the neighborhood saw the fire and decided to take a risk. They rushed inside the building and started pulling out the disabled senior citizens.
14. HELPING OUT
The Marines were willing to put it all on the line to help the disabled senior citizens and this is exactly what they did. One by one they pulled nearly all the elderly people who couldn’t run out of the burning building by themselves.
13. CAPTAIN GREGORY
The man in this picture is Marine Captain Gregory and he is the one who led the other Marines inside the burning building. Check out the next picture to see what the Captain had to say about this…
12. THE CAPTAIN SPEAKS OUT
“We’re Marines. We saw a fire, we run towards the sign of danger. These are our neighbors, you know. We helped them out. They’re always there for us, so we tried to do that for them,” said Captain Gregory.
11. THE FIREMEN ARRIVE
It didn’t take long for the firemen to arrive and they started trying to soak the fire with water. This was a difficult task because the fire had already reached the upper floor and it was taking the roof down.
10. RAGING FIRE
The raging fire was taking down the building and this made it clear that the Marines did the right thing by rushing inside the building when they did. We don’t even want to imagine what would’ve happened if they didn’t.
9. EVERYONE IS OUT
The firemen made sure to take everyone out of the building. However, they didn’t forget to thank the Marines for making their job a little bit easier that day.
8. PROFESSIONAL HELP
Even though the Marines did the right thing by running inside the building, the firemen still advise civilians to avoid doing this. It’s always better to wait for professional help because civilians without special training could end up getting hurt.
7. LIFE SAVERS
The Marines who risked it all to run inside the building are life savers and there’s no doubt about that. There aren’t that many people who would be brave enough to do this and this makes the Marines special.
6. THE CHIEF
The chief of the fire department did a short interview after the fire was put down and he made sure to let everyone know just how thankful he is that the Marines arrived there when they did. However, the chief also said this next thing…
The chief let everyone know that Marines have special training and that people should try to not be heroes and rush in to save others in situations like this. Calling 911 and waiting is always the right choice.
4. SPECIAL TROOPS
This incredible story about how a group of Marines rescued a bunch of disabled senior citizens shows us just how much respect they deserve from us. They risk their lives overseas and inside the country. They are always willing to protect the ones around them.
3. GO THROUGH HELL
Marines go through hell in times of war and this prepares them for all types of situations, but we can be sure that no one expected them to be prepared to run inside a burning building.
If you ever wondered what makes Marines such amazing people, then this story showed you the exact reason. Marines will never think twice about helping someone and this is why they deserve everyone’s respect.
1. INCREDIBLE STORY
What did you think of the Marines who risked it all by running inside the burning building? Does this make them superheroes?