(NEW YORK) -- Quick actions by a firefighter helped save a child from a fire in a Brooklyn apartment.
Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire on Thomas Boyland Street around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, and were told by numerous people on the street that there was still a child in the house.
After making his way to the second floor, Lt. Robert Whelan crawled to a small room in the back, past a bed, to find a child lying face down on the floor.
Whelan picked him the child, and transmitted the signal to confirm that he had found him.
“His face was next to my face, and I could hear him give a little cough -- through my mask," Lt. Whelan said about finding the boy.
After running out of the small room, Whelan quickly handed the boy to a firefighter at the top of the stairs and then followed them outside to where EMTs transported the boy to the hospital.
Lt. Whelan then returned to the second floor apartment to continue to fight the blaze.
“The training just takes over and you do your job, you do what you’re supposed to do," Lt. Whelan said. “And hopefully -- it’s in time.”
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