DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – The DeKalb County Fire Department is making national news as video shows its firefighters in a heroic scenario.

In the early morning of Jan. 3, firefighters saved multiple people from a boring apartment complex. About 20 units were impacted by the fire at Avondale Forest Apartments and DCFD Captain Jackson said a total of 12 people were injured, eight of which were children.

Several more were rescued. One of those children was saved after being thrown from the third-floor balcony.

"I mean we were catching babies like footballs, literally,” Jackson said.

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Helmet footage shows firefighters helping residents get safely out of the burning apartment, even having to make the heroic catch of a small child.

"It was literally all-hands-on-deck,” Jackson said. “Before we had even put a hose line on the fire, we had firefighters that were bringing adults out, we had a firefighter that was catching babies, one after another."

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