Cedar Park firefighters help burn victim

Cedar Park firefighters don't just come to the rescue when there's an emergency. Wednesday they helped a burn patient who once helped them.

Members of the Cedar Park Professional Firefighters Association responded to the home of Levi Lambert Wednesday.

With rakes, hedge trimmers and mulch, the men came to Lambert's rescue.

 
The Foodapalooza catering company owner suffered second and third degree burns in August when he tried to fix his food truck.
 
"We were on our way to an event and the bus just overheated. So we're sitting on the side of the road, letting it cool down and we went to let it sit for 45 minutes to pop the radiator cap and let some of the pressure off. It faces out and it ejected about four gallons of boiling radiator fluid on my face neck and chest," said Lambert.
 
Lambert was in ICU in a burn unit in San Antonio for two days. He was released four days later. He's still in a great deal of pain.
 
"I look deceptively good like wow, you can't even tell he was burned, and it's rough. I can't spend more than 10 minutes in direct sunlight and not more than 30 minutes being outside," said Lambert.
 
One month prior to Lambert's accident, he brought free food to the firefighters--feeding everyone who was on shift that day from the administrative staff up. This is a photo firefighters posted on the twitter page that day.
 
Cedar Park Professional Firefighters Association President Brad Moore was moved by the gesture.
 
"It's an amazing feeling to have somebody that comes out of the community like that that cares to come down and not just feed a station, but feed the whole department who is on duty today," said Moore.
 
Once the firefighters learned of Lambert's situation, they wanted to return the favor. A group of them showed up ready to work, tackling projects in and around lambert's home.
 
But the firefighters didn't stop there. They presented Lambert with a $500 check.
 
"What a blessing. What a blessing," said Lambert.
 
"We're not just here for emergency response for our citizens, you know, the city of Cedar Park is a big happy family. Were' here to take care of each other," said Moore.
 
Lambert says he plans to cater another shift of cedar park firefighters just as soon as his wounds heal.
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