Tradespeople offer many unique skills, and while saving lives might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about their work, when immediate action was required the individuals highlighted below didn’t hesitate to step forward and take on the role of superhero.

Doing a little searching and you’ll find that there are countless stories of tradespeople putting on the cape. We scoured the internet and came up with this top four list:

  1. Electrician Joseph Thompson didn’t hesitate to spring into action when his employee alerted him that there was a man in distress. Brandon Moore had been jack-hammering when he got shocked after accidentally hitting the line, leaving him unconscious and his airway blocked by chewing tobacco. Thompson brought the man back to life by performing CPR, making this the second time in a matter of weeks that he saved a life.
  2. Landscaper Josh Thron was mowing a lawn when his client’s 14-year-old neighbor came running to him for help. The teen said her younger sister and brother were trapped in the house after an attempt at baking left the house filled with smoke. Thron was able to get the two children safely out of the house.
  3. Plumber Brian Kipperman immediately ran to help his elderly neighbors when he saw smoke pouring out of their home. Kipperman was able to get everyone out safely, including their two dogs, despite the intense smoke and not wearing any shoes. This isn’t the first time Kipperman didn’t let fear keep him from lending a helping hand; in 2017 he assisted a Las Vegas police officer in getting control of an armed suspect who was struggling to break free.
  4. Roofers did more than just re-shingle a client’s roof while on yet another routine job. When the client alerted them that there was a baby bird left abandoned in a tree, the roofers stopped what they were doing and used a ladder to bring the baby bird down to safety.

Tradespeople work hard to keep things running smoothly. However, their good deeds don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. The above are just a small sampling of the many good works tradespeople do, saving the lives of humans and animals alike.

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