Several years ago, firefighter Darrell Girdley pulled up to the house on a "difficulty breathing" call, and a woman handed him a baby that was purple from suffocating.
"We turned it upside down and inside out but we got that baby breathing," Girdley said.
Another time he and his friend, Mike Hope, stabilized a woman who had driven through a board fence that smashed into the car peeling back her face and putting a fist-sized hole in her chest. Doctors said the firefighters saved the woman's life, and every Christmas she sends flowers and candy.
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