When a fire occurs, the first responders will not hesitate to come to the rescue. That is why, when Will Heath’s friends, relatives, and coworkers learned he was at the site of an incident because he is a firefighter, they naturally assumed he was there to assist someone since he is a fireman.

They’re not surprised to find themselves in the middle of it any longer. The Allenspark Fire Protection District in Colorado is grateful to have Lt. Heath on board because he’s well-known for his sense of humor and eagerness to assist everyone. His coworkers describe him as being excellent at his line of work.

That is why, when his spouse saw his truck at the scene of a catastrophe, she thought he was merely doing his good deed. He does this all the time, and she is very proud of him. His wife Alysa Mattingly said, “I saw the truck, and I thought he was helping someone. And I got a little closer and realized it was him this time.”

Elsie sensed what happened to him before the fire department arrived. When other firefighters arrived, they also had the same idea that Elsie had.

Fire Chief Mike Cousineau stated, “Yup, I recognized his car from way back, and I thought he was on the scene.”

The moment they observed the deteriorating condition of Heath’s car, they immediately recognized it was their colleague who needed help, and it was not he who was providing it.

According to Allenspark Fire, Heath was struck by a second vehicle.

Despite his serious injuries, which included a fractured hip socket as well as lacerations, he maintained his sense of humor and joked through the discomfort even while being hurt.

A medic with the department, Linda Alexander, stated, “Whenever we’re doing training, he volunteers to be the patient. So you kind of had to put yourself in that situation again, ‘OK this is like training. This is what we’ve already done with him. We’ve put him on backboards; we’ve pulled him out.’”

A good friend of the family established a GoFundMe for them and praised Heath’s dedication to assisting everyone, regardless of their circumstances, in order to help alleviate some of the financial strain.

The GoFundMe campaign for Heath has the following description:

“He faces surgery, a lot of physical therapy and recovery, as well as all the expenses of multiple ambulance rides, surgeries, doctors, medications, and more. The man who never sits still will be unable to work for 6 months (estimated) leaving the bulk of the family’s financial needs unmet.”

The post reads:

“Let’s link arms and support this amazing family by removing the financial burdens of this challenging time. I am doing this on their behalf because they would never ask for help for themselves, but are the first ‘on scene’ to help anyone, with anything. Please generously pour out your love, blessings, and financial support to Will, Alysabeth, Hayden, and Junior. Thank you!”

His wife, before his surgeries, stated “OK, well, we got you. We’re praying for you. I love you so much.”

To date, over $20,000 has been given by generous individuals. Some who are close to the family have expressed the hope that when word of their predicament spreads, even more people with kind hearts will also contribute.