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Mark Wohlers’ wife: Fireman of the Year

Mar 2, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Mark Wohlers

Mark Wohlers never won the Fireman of the Year award back when he was the Braves’ closer, but his wife deserves consideration now:

Former Braves closer Mark Wohlers said his wife raced through their suburban Atlanta home and saved him and their three children as flames starting spreading through the house early Tuesday.

The home in Milton, about 30 miles north of Atlanta, was engulfed by the time firefighters arrived, said Milton Fire Department spokesman Andrew Kennedy.

Wohlers called his wife, Kimberly, a hero for waking him up, then going upstairs “quicker than I can blink an eye” to get the couple’s children, ages 3, 5 and 7.

I only have a five and a seven-year-old and I can’t get the two of them on the same page for three seconds. Add in a three-year-old and we may as well just give up right there.

Kudos to Wohlers’ wife for having more moxie than most.

  1. Panda Claus - Mar 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Having to repair or even rebuild a house is a small price to pay as long as everyone made it out safely. Way to go Mrs. Wohlers!

  2. Utley's Hair - Mar 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    “I only have a five and a seven-year-old and I can’t get the two of them on the same page for three seconds. Add in a three-year-old and we may as well just give up right there.”

    But, Craig, isn’t it safe to assume that Mookie may have inadvertently sparked the fire as she was charging up her ray gun for her revenge?

    But I hear ya. Hopefully I’m never confronted with something like this, but if I am, I hope to be as clearheaded as she seemed to be. Way to go Mrs. Wohlers.

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