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Kidde Hero of the Week: Irena Ivic


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Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Kidde Hero of the Week…

This week’s story is one that has gone viral…

There is a bus driver named Irena Ivic, out of Milwaukee, who saved a baby while she was on duty driving for the Milwaukee Transit System. Irena was on her route when she spotted a baby in just a onesie and no shoes, walking down a side street.

The bus’s security camera caught her reaction, which was clearly shock and panic. Not only was the traffic of cars an issue, but the temperature outside that day in December was below freezing and she knew she had to act quickly.

She turned that bus around and ran off to grab the child. The security camera shows Irena holding that baby and shaking with fright just at the thought that the little boy could’ve been killed. A passenger ran to the front of the bus to warm the baby with a coat. Irena called the police, and she and the passengers waited until they arrived.

Apparently, the toddler had walked out of his mother’s house and she just didn’t notice.

Kix’s Response:

There are too many stories right now of little babies – toddlers just walking outside their homes in this freezing cold weather. Parents, come on! You know that three-year-olds will not miss a chance to get into something or out of somewhere – keep an eye on ‘em!!!

Thankfully, this story had a happy ending. Thanks to Irena Ivic who is this week’s Kidde Hero.




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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