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Teen Jumps Into Action With Trampoline To Save Neighbors Trapped In Apartment Fire.

falon o'regan talking to the local news as his mom stands next to him, almost in tears as she watches him.

Dire situations can often require clever solutions.

When an apartment in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania went up in flames, several residents were trapped inside, many of whom weren’t on the first floor. Luckily, Falon O’Regan and his friend, Robert, were quick to use a nearby trampoline to aide in their rescue mission.

“Me and Robert, my neighbor downstairs, had to move the trampoline from the side of the house to the three bedrooms on the last part of the house because they would’ve gotten hurt if we didn’t,” Falon said.

Once the trampoline was set in place, pets were the first to be rescued. Then, after about 10 minutes of coaxing, their humans followed. Three people were treated for smoke inhalation and one person injured their leg but, thankfully, everyone survived! The 12 adults and six kids who were displaced are getting help from the Red Cross.

“You’re a hero, baby,” Falon’s mom said. “I’m proud of him.”

The 17-year-old is simply relieved by the way things turned out.

“I’m just glad they’re alive,” Falon said.

Watch Falon and his mom recall the rescue below, and don’t forget to share.

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