You know what they say, families that save together stay together. Ok, maybe nobody really says that but it’s only because they didn’t have a reason to until very recently. Having one firefighter in your house instills a sense of safety – these people are heroes, bravely putting their lives on the line every day to protect their community. A one-firefighter household means that one person will always be relatively calm in potentially dangerous situations, but a two-firefighter household is the obvious next step – TikTok fame.
Chloe Wilson and her dad Phil Wilson live together in Northern Ireland, and in early January, a video compilation of the pair leaving for work went massively viral. The dad-daughter duo often leave for work at the same time, because incredibly, they work for the same fire department.
Phil has been a firefighter since 1992, and during her last few years of school, Chloe decided to follow in her dad’s footsteps.
“I literally only started in December, I had always been interested in getting involved, especially with my dad being part of it all too”, Chloe told Armagh I.
After Phil’s wife Nuala got him a Ring doorbell for Christmas, the family quickly realized the doorbell’s camera captured some incredible footage – the very footage Chloe compiled and shared on TikTok.
“It comes up with a video every time the door is rung but it also has a sensor which detects and records if someone is coming up the driveway, so it goes off every time we leave the house on a call,” Phil explained.
Chloe compiled a video of the brave duo rushing from their home during all hours of the day and night, any time the on-call firefighters are alerted of an emergency that needs their assistance. The video Chloe shared on TikTok has received nearly 300,000 likes so far – people simply cannot get enough of the life-saving duo.
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Though Phil and Chloe work for the same fire department, they take separate cars since Phil is a veteran firefighter and more likely to actually end up attending to the calls. However, Chloe plans to continue working and gaining experience in the hopes of one day becoming a full time firefighter.
“I enjoy it that’s why I have kept at it,” Phill says. “And I think my daughter is enjoying it so far too.”