How many people would have it in them to rescue someone from the car that just hit the gas pump they stood at, igniting a fire? Slammed into it hard enough to knock you down, in fact?
This guy (Jon Vescio) qualifies as a hero not because he went into the flames to do just that: rescue the guy who blacked out at the wheel before crashing into a gas pump, but this guy did it after his initial flight response kicked in and he ran from what he figured would soon be a massive fireball.
When you watch the video, you see his instinct prove right: seconds after he pulled the guy to safety, everything explodes.
This heroic off duty cop credits his training for the rescue. He said it made him realize he still had a chance to save the driver in the other car.
Kudos to this man. I wouldn't mind having many more people like him on this planet.