On October 13, 2020, tragedy struck one of our own. While playing outside, Aiden, son of Firefighter Josh Wise, noticed that his mom began suffering from a serious medical emergency. He recognized the situation and courageously called 911, providing his address and full details to the dispatcher. Our units quickly arrived to the Douglas Park home and transported Mrs. Wise to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. Earlier today, Aiden was awarded an honorary Lifesaving Award, one of the department's highest honors, for his efforts in saving his mother's life.
The department would like to give sincere thanks to the community for their continued support to the Wise family, who are long-time Arlington residents. If you would like to help, a GoFundMe has been established for the family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/official-jaimee-wise-medical-fund