OUR INSTRUCTOR RYAN GIBSON WHO ALSO WORKS FOR ESSEX FIRE & RESCUE

Heroic control operator Ryan saves man from burning car

A 34-year-old fire service control operator, Ryan Gibson, sprang into action when he pulled a man from a burning car, seconds before it was engulfed in flames.

Ryan had just left his home in Maldon when he saw the car in the road.

Ryan and two other passers-by ran to the flaming vehicle, where they found a man trapped with his leg crushed under the steering wheel.

The three lifted the steering wheel and pulled the man out, after the collision on the A414 Maldon Road, near Lion Seeds last night.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Bill said: “Were it not for Ryan’s quick thinking and swift action there is every possibility this man could have died in the blaze.

“I am very proud of Ryan and would like to commend him for doing what he did at this incident.”

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