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Kidde Heroes of the Week: Anne Arundel County Fire Department

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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 about a fire department coming together for one of their own.

Mike Faherty is a firefighter with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland. The department said that Mike is always the guy that goes above and beyond when it comes to helping out others, so they wanted to do something for him.

Well, Mike and his wife Karen had been in the process of adopting a baby for some time. So, the fire department wanted give Mike and his wife an incredible experience when they finally received their little boy.

The fire department worked with the adoption agency, and they enlisted the use of the ambulance and a fire truck to hand deliver the newly adopted baby to Mike and his wife. That little boy was carried up the steps to their home with members of the department watching on. The video of this moment has been viewed close to a half million times!

So, I’d like to recognize the men and women of the Anne Arundel Fire Department in Maryland as our Kidde Heroes for being the “storks who delivered the baby” to their buddy Mike and his wife Karen.

Kix’s Response:

What an awesome moment! And, by the way, little baby Michael is doing great and has been showered with more toys and diapers then he could ever use!




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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