Iranian firefighter saves lives, even after his death

Iranian firefighter saves lives, even after his death

Iranian Firefighter Omid Abbasi was part of a team of firefighters that responded to a residential building fire in Tehran (Iran) last Tuesday. A young woman with her two children was trapped inside an apartment. The woman managed to escape along with her son, but her 9-year-old daughter was hanging from a window and was on the brink of a free fall when she was saved by the firefighters. When FF Abbasi learned there was a young girl trapped in the building, he rushed in to save her.

Iranian firefighter saves lives, even after his deathHe gave her his SCBA mask, but by the time he had gotten her to safety, Abbasi went down and they were unable to revive him. After his death, Abbasi’s family donated his organs to three patients in need of transplants. According to Jalal Maleki, the spokesman of Iran’s Firefighters Organization, body parts of firefighter Omid Abbasi were offered to patients in need of transplants.

High ranking Iranian officials, including Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Tehran’s Mayor, attended Omid Abbassi’s funeral. They came to share the sorrow of his death with his family, friends and colleagues. After his death, Abbasi’s family donated his organs to three patients in need of transplants. “He was kind and loved saving people,” his mother told Press TV.

Tehran Fire Department Spokesman told us what happened on that day and about Omid Abbasi: The little girl who was saved was also at the funeral and thanked the fireman who died for her.

A young woman with her two children had been trapped inside an apartment. The woman managed to escape along with her son, but her 9-year-old daughter was hanging from a window and was on the brink of a free fall when she was saved by the firefighters. A young firefighter, Omid Abbasi, gave his oxygen mask to 9-year-old girl. But he himself subsequently suffered brain death.

However, this was not the end for the young firefighter, as his family decided, in a laudable act, to give his body parts to be transplanted to patients in need of his organs.