For most police officers, firefighters, and first responders, saving people is a life calling and they’ll do whatever they can to help someone in need, no matter if they’re on the clock or not.
So when an off-duty Florida firefighter saw a car start smoking after the driver hit a telephone pole, he didn’t hesitate to pull the people to safety. “The vehicle was kind of coming across the median full-speed and went right in front of our vehicle and hit a telephone pole, knocked the telephone poll down,” said Miramar Fire Rescue Captain Bruce Hill.
“We never go home that way,” Hill said. “I went there just to get gas.” Thankfully, he was right there when the accident, which he suspected was caused by a medical emergency, happened because the car burst into flames seconds later. “I went into the driver’s side, unbuckled her and pulled her out,” Hill said.
“And right as I pulled her out is when the vehicle caught on fire,” Hill explained. “They would’ve burned to death in the vehicle, no question, absolutely.” Another deputy from Martin County helped pull the passenger out, and the two were rushed to the hospital for treatment, and while the extent of their injuries is unknown, they’d undoubtedly be in worse shape if Hill hadn’t been there.
Watch the entire video below to see the heart-stopping moment this fireman rescued two people from a burning car just in time.
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