North Richland Hills Firefighters Help 77-Year-Old With Yard Work

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    Some firefighters in North Richland Hills went above and beyond when they rushed to help a woman who passed out moving her front yard. NBC 5's Kevin Cokely says they finished her entire yard, and more. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    Some North Richland Hills firefighters went above and beyond when they finished mowing the yard of a woman who collapsed while trying to do it herself.

    The sun was too much for 77-year-old Maureen Nailon as she worked on her yard late Tuesday afternoon. 

    “All of a sudden, I just got so dizzy and down I went," Nailon said.

    Neighbors quickly called 911. North Richland Hills firefighters, from Station Two, made sure Nailon was OK as they got her safely inside.

    Nailon said she was a little weak after the fall, but other than that OK.

    Three firefighters didn’t leave - not before they finished all of Nailon's yard work.

    “And they didn’t just mow," Nailon said. "They edged, trimmed, the whole nine yards."

    “It was awesome, I couldn’t believe it," said Mariah Gamble, a neighbor who snapped pictures of the firefighting yard crew.

    “We’re talking about mowing, edging, trimming, blowing the grass out of the driveway, all for her” Gamble said.

    The firefighters said they couldn’t imagine doing anything less.

    “It’s what the job's really about, getting the opportunity to help somebody who really needs help”, North Richland Hills firefighter Eric Cook said. "Whether it’s their house on fire or a medical call, or their yard needs mowing, just making a difference for them is what matters.”

    “We do the best we can, but we’re not professionals," Cook said. "Hopefully she’ll get one next time."