LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — On Thursday, the Lynchburg Fire Department and Mountain View Church dedicated a handicap ramp for a Lynchburg family.
This all started last month when Julie Glover visited Fire Station 6 to thank them for saving her husband's life after a fiery crash last year.
The accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, and she mentioned the difficulty she was having getting him in and out of the house for appointments.
The fire department decided to take action and joined forces with the church to build them a ramp at the family's Boonsboro Road home.
"For us, it's not always about responding to the 911 calls it's about the things we can do for our community to be more preventive, be more proactive, and engaged with their needs," Chief Greg Wormser said.
The family said the new ramp will help with Glover’s mobility and reduce the number of times they have to call on first responders for lifting assistance.