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94-Year-Old Firefighter

94-Year-Old Firefighter

She is 94 years old and only 4-foot, 6-inches tall, but Rose Swiszowski showed a mighty spirit when she reacted to a fire in her Vero Beach, Florida retirement home.

Swiszowski was heading back to her apartment when she saw a fire outside the recreation center. She ran into her unit, grabbed a pitcher of water and a canister of flour, then rushed back out to try to douse the flames.

Other residents heard her screams and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived quickly and stopped the fire from spreading. A quick investigation showed the source — a lit cigarette that burned nearby chairs.

Asked about her heroism, Swiszowski said, “I think God put me here. God made me come down at that time and find it.”

When the fire department returns to the retirement home, they will have a different purpose in mind: to honor Rose Swiszowski for her bravery and her quick actions.

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1:29AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Very brave!

8:15PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Wow. Definitely inspiring. You're never too old to help

9:11PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

What a brave lady!!!

11:28AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

WowzErs!~

12:20AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

wow!

8:32PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Some people are just tough

2:40PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

God, they were made of stern stuff, that generation!

2:35PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

You go, girl! BRAVO!

10:19AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

thanks

10:19AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

You're never too old to help

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