Meet Andrew Klein, a first responder with the Santa Monica Fire Department in California, who just demonstrated that every life is worth fighting for by saving a doggie named Nalu. The apartment where the pooch lived with his mom caught fire earlier this week, dangerously trapping the dog inside the house.

At the same time, Billy Fernando, a portrait photographer, was driving by when he saw the scene. The man stopped and started taking pictures of firefighters in action – but what he didn’t know was that he was about to witness a life being saved.

“As I was standing outside, I saw the firefighter, Mr. Klein, running toward the curbside grass area carrying something,” Fernando told The Dodo. “I didn’t know what it was at first, but then I realized that it was a pet who had been trapped in the fire. The dog was unconscious, limp and not moving at all.”

“Just a minute after, [the firefighter] began performing CPR on the pet without any hesitation,” said Fernando, adding: “It was an awe-inspiring moment.”

Twenty minutes into action, the doggie slowly began showing signs of life. “The owner was in tears. Everyone was very happy with the ending.”

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Firefighter Andrew Klein just demonstrated that every life is worth fighting for by saving a doggie named Nalu

Image credits: Billy Fernando

The apartment where the dog lived with his mom caught fire earlier this week, trapping Nalu inside the house

Image credits: Billy Fernando

Billy Fernando, a portrait photographer, happened to be there and started to take pictures

Image credits: Billy Fernando

“I saw the firefighter, Mr. Klein, running toward the curbside grass area carrying something”

Image credits: Billy Fernando

Image credits: Billy Fernando

“Just a minute after, [the firefighter] began performing CPR on the pet without any hesitation”

Image credits: Billy Fernando

Twenty minutes into action, the doggie slowly began showing signs of life

Image credits: unknown

“The owner was in tears. Everyone was very happy with the ending”

Image credits: unknown