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An Amazon delivery driver from the Central Valley in California, Ervin Ruhe, recently showcased his bravery and quick thinking in a life-threatening situation.
While delivering packages in Merced, he came across a burning vehicle on the side of the road. A man was trying to open the door of the vehicle, and Ruhe, noticing the situation, pulled over to offer his assistance.
The man freed his wife but was unable to save his pet dog that was trapped in the back seat of the car.
That’s when Ruhe sprang into action, grabbed his emergency fire extinguisher from his Amazon delivery van, and started combating the fire.
“I just wanted to do the right thing and be a good citizen,” Ruhe said in an email provided by Amazon, according to FOX40. “I saw they needed help and so I acted quickly to do what I can.”
He was able to get the flames down enough to reach in and unlock the back seat door, allowing the man to grab his chihuahua.
Ruhe then called 911 to report the incident and the fire department was able to fully extinguish the fire. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.
Ervin Ruhe’s actions speak volumes about his character and his willingness to go above and beyond to help someone in need.
He demonstrated that he is not just an Amazon delivery driver, but a responsible citizen who cares about his community and its members. His quick thinking and bravery under pressure show that he is truly a hero.
In a statement, Navneet Kaur, Senior Regional Manager at Amazon Delivery Station, said, “We are very grateful to Ervin for going above and beyond and helping out a community member and their pet while in distress. It’s amazing to witness the ownership and willingness to go above and beyond to help someone in need.”