Firemen are known for their bravery, selflessness and their singing skills?
Okay, maybe that last one isn’t a common trait among firefighters but the men from a Reading, MA fire department recently belted out a tune and showed us just how multifaceted these heroes can actually be.
When four-year-old Kaelyn Kerr got trapped inside an elevator with her baby sister and mother, the local fire-crew determined the only way out was to go up a ladder and over the wall. Understandably, this made the little girl nervous and uncomfortable.
Mom Kristen Kerr explained to MyFoxBoston, “When they put the ladder down that’s when she kind of started freaking out a little bit.”
In order to calm her down, Firefighter John Keough started chatting the youngster up and discovered she’s a Disney fan. It didn’t take long before Keough and his partner Firefighter Scott Myette pulled out an iPhone and began playing and singing along to the theme song to the popular Disney movie, Frozen.
The idea proved successful as it helped the men gain Kaelyn’s trust.
“We got her to a point where she was comfortable with us and up the ladder we went, right up and over, no problem” reported Keough, who is a dad himself, as is Myette.
“You say, okay how would my kids be comforted in this situation,” Myette explains, “so anything we can do to make them more comfortable makes our job a lot easier.”
The 30-minute ordeal finally ended with both children and mom getting out safely. See the firefighters sing a Disney song in the video above and get more on the story.