Firefighters lend a hand — and hose — to NC family filling pool on hot day

Firefighters fill the kiddie pool as the children watch. (Photo: Charlotte Fire Station 18)

(CBS News) — A North Carolina family was struggling to fill a pool using nothing but pots and pans, so when a group of firefighters passed by the scene, they knew they had to lend a hand.

Firefighters in Charlotte, North Carolina, had left a medical call when they stumbled upon a local family attempting to fill an entire kiddie pool for a little boy’s birthday, reportsĀ CBS affiliate WFMY-TV. It was a sweltering afternoon Sunday and the task was nowhere near complete. That’s when Engine 18 stepped in to help.

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The firemen quickly filled the pool for the family with one of their hoses.

“What was just a simple task for us turned into laughter, smiles, and a lifelong memory for the neighborhood kids as well as the men on Engine 18. Proud to serve the WESTSIDE!” the fire stationĀ wrote in a post on Facebook.

According to the fire station, Engine 18 has a history of being there for the community they serve.