TWO TO THREE MINUTES - THAT IS WHAT FIREFIGHTERS SAY
SEPARATED A BELOIT COUPLE FROM LIFE AND DEATH.
THEY ARE ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE OF TWO MEN WHO PULLED
THEM FROM A BURNING VEHICLE.
-- ERIC --
THE BELOIT FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HAILING THE TWO MEN
AS HEROES FOR THEIR QUICK ACTIONS.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER IS BACK FROM BELOIT
WHERE HE SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE MEN.
ERIC AND MICHELLE - BRANDON GOLDEN AND KERRY MANN
WERE EACH ON A COURSE LIFE SET FOR THEM YESTERDAY.
THAT COURSE PUT THEM IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT
TIME - AN ELDERLY BELOIT COUPLE IS ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE
ON A DAY THAT DAWNED UNREMARKABLE
just a regular day, yeah.
FOR BRENDON GOLDEN THE COURSE THIS DAY WOULD TAKE
HIM - WOULD BE UNFORGETTABLE.
usually on wednesdays we walk across town, we walk
that same route.
ON THIS DAY THOUGH HE WOULD SEE AN ELDERLY COUPLE
ON A BUSY STREET IN A STALLED S-U-V.
and they needed help.
i had asked them if the windows could come down and
they couldn't and the doors were locked, but the ignition
and the key were able to get the car into nuetral
and we pushed the truck on the side of the road away
THE SITUATION QUICKLY WENT FROM BAD TO MUCH - MUCH
when we popped the hood open, the hood was on fire,
the engine was on fire.
AS CARS PASSED BY - GOLDEN WAS ABLE TO GET ONE MAN
- KERRY MAN TO STOP AND HELP.
it was a lot of turmoil and it got real serious for
me because we already seen that they couldn't get
out of the truck.
THE TWO MEN WOULD HAVE TWO MINUTES TO GET THE COUPLE
OUT - BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE THREE.
the fire had grown enough to where in my opinion it
was 2 to 3 minutes and that fire would have actually
started to get at the passenger compartment.
GOLDEN AND MANN - TWO STRANGERS BROUGHT TOGETHER BY
THIS MOMENT- BROKE THE WINDOWS OUT OF THE S-U-V AND
PULLED THE COUPLE TO SAFETY.
it made me feel kind of proud to be able to help somebody
in the need of the moment.
ON A DAY THAT MAY HAVE DAWNED UNREMARKABLE - IT CERTAINLY
DIDN'T END THAT WAY.
ended up being an extraordinary day.
NOW TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW HUMBLE BOTH OF THESE
AFTER FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE
BRENDON GOLDEN STARTED TO WALK AWAY.
THE FIRE CHIEF HAD TO CALL HIM BACK TO GIVE HIM A
PROPER THANK YOU.
AND KERRY MANN - HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE INTERVIEWED
FOR THIS STORY.
THEY ACTED - NOT FOR THE ATTENTION - BUT TO SIMPLY
DO THE RIGHT THING.
-- ERIC --