This was a group of lifeguards that indeed saved lives, just not nearly in the way they expected.
Instead of rescuing people from water near a pool, they turned into de facto firefighters back in September 2020.
On the morning of Sept. 20, a group of 12 lifeguards at the Joint Base of San Antonio were cleaning up the pool facility after it closed for the season when they noticed a plume of smoke in a nearby neighborhood, according to a release from the JBSA.
Taking immediate action and channeling their inner Usain Bolt, the group sprinted toward the neighborhood and found a house that was on fire.
Two members of the group, Maiah Kuzan and Dominic Mercado, called 911.