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Fresno Firefighter Receives Medal of Bravery For Saving a Woman's Life

Apr 27, 2017 03:30PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Image courtesy of the Fresno Fire Department's Facebook page.

On April 26th, local Fresno firefighter was recognized for saving a woman, Brooklynn Banta, from a burning car and received the Medal of Bravery. 

Last October, Rene Gonzales was a rookie firefighter only two months into the program when he noticed a car on fire on the side of Highway 180. He was off duty but didn't hesitate to pull over once he noticed that a woman was trapped behind the driver's seat. 


Another good Samaritan stopped to help as well, and after Gonzales found a metal pipe and broke the window, they were able to free the woman from the car and carry her to the median. 

In a Facebook post from the Fresno Fire Department they stated, "Fresno Firefighter R. Gonzales received the "Medal of Bravery" for an off duty incident involving the rescue of a unconscious person from a burning vehicle."

The ceremony was touching and Banta was able to hug the man that saved her life. 

Thank you for your bravery! 


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