Paso Robles High School grad saves women, children from fire
May 1, 2013
A Paso Robles High School alumni and manager at the Ravine Waterpark ran into a burning building last month to alert residents of a fire and help them get out. [NBC]
On April 23, Steven Gifford was on his way to a class at San Jose State University when he saw flames coming from “The Villa,” a shelter for women and children in San Jose
Gifford, an off-duty first responder, and a few of his friends ran into the building yelling, knocking on doors and leading people out of the building. They made sure everyone got out safely and was accounted for.
“The adrenaline was rushing, but I’m a certified EMT so it’s kind of act first, think second,” Gifford told NBC.
San Jose firefighters put out the fire which they suspect started on an outdoor patio on the third floor. The displaced women and children were taken to two other shelters.