“A lot of times, we don’t think about our own safety [while] doing this job”

In April 2015, Kinnelon, New Jersey, Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola cut the seat belt and pulled to safety an unconscious woman driver out of a burning 2006 Toyota Solara on a New Jersey road. Less than a minute later, the car was engulfed in flames. The woman would have died if they had not rescued her. They had shouted, “Can you hear me?” at the woman but received no response. After rescuing her from the burning car, they hooked her up to a defibrillator and started CPR; she was then airlifted to Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. She survived and was charged with, among other vehicular violations, driving while intoxicated. Kinnelon Police Sergeant Chris Carbone said about the bravery of Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola, as well as of other police officers, “A lot of times, we don’t think about our own safety [while] doing this job.”

For Further Information: CNN Wire, “Watch: Police rescue woman from car, then it explodes.” WTIC (Hartford, Connecticut). 19 April 2015

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