July 8, 2005

Jersey Guy on the Scene.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:49 pm

EMT Symbol.jpgYesterday I was listening on the radio to various eyewitness reports from one of scenes of the terrorist attack in London. Not surprisingly, the interviewees spoke with a British accent, except for one man, who spoke with no accent a Jersey accent.

Sure enough, the voice turned out to be that of Sean Baran, a native of Westfield, New Jersey, a town that is spitting distance from the House by the Parkway. Sean happened to be in London finishing up a twenty-week business internship as part of his studies at the University of Richmond. He just happened to be on a double-decker bus yesterday morning, when he saw injured people coming out of the exit for the subway. Recalling September 11th, when he had been a junior in high school, he jumped off the bus to help.

Sean Baran just happens to be an Emergency Medical Technician, and he introduced himself to a physician on the scene, who assigned him to perform triage on the injured people in the immediate area and otherwise to assist with treatment of the injured, which he proceeded to do with approximately 60 people.

He said that he had decided to take EMT training after the September 11th attacks so that he would be ready “if there ever was a next time.” Turns out there was.

Nice going, Sean. As we say around these parts, “Ya done good.”


  1. Damn good man.

    God Bless him!

    Comment by Christina — July 9, 2005 @ 7:47 am

  2. I caught him and his parents on The Today Show yesterday morning…and, I noticed their Jersey acc…uh….I noticed that they didn’t have any accent at all. heh

    He’s a fine boy.

    Comment by Pammy — July 9, 2005 @ 12:07 pm

  3. Sean Baran is a great man and a great brother…

    Damn proud Sean

    Comment by Bill Miller — July 9, 2005 @ 6:19 pm

  4. One of the many unsung heroes in such incidents – but also an example of how we should all respond to our fellows in distress.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — July 10, 2005 @ 10:31 am

  5. Yeah, I’ve been keeping an eye on this guy, having the same name as me and all. 😉 Scared the crap out of me when I heard my name announced on the Today Show.

    Comment by Sean — August 22, 2005 @ 1:02 am

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