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Technician saves woman in burning car
On a normal day's run -- he's the guy who installs fire extinguishers. At Pye Barker -- Eddie Hall is a driving force -- locking in safety along the way.
But, Monday -- the tools of his trade helped save a life.
"There were 2 ladies out there flagging people down on I-26. She asked me if I had any fire extinguishers."
Without question -- Hall pulled over and got to work.
"As I got closer, I got about 10 feet away and I could see the young lady that was in there. Her arms were sticking out of the top of the sunroof. And
she was yelling as loud as she possibly could. "
Hall had 18 fire extinguishers in stock when he pulled up to the scene. It took 14 of them just to slow the fire down.
"I could feel the heat, I can imagine, if she's right there, that fire couldn't have been more than a foot away from her. You've got broken glass so all that heat is still coming into the cabin."
Hall -- and few good samaritans -- helped fight the fire until authorities arrived.
"They got out the jaws of life, got in there and started pulling the doors off." "They brought her up on a gurney, you could see on her left leg her femur bone was sticking out of her leg. "
Hall says he never got a good look at Shana Porter's face -- but, what he got was peace of mind.
"Once I saw that they pulled her out of the vehicle and she was conscious and moving around, I was like ok, that was good enough for me."
A simple act of kindness -- became one woman's saving grace.
"I look at life safety all day long. Some people may even take it for granted going throughout the day but, when a citizen needs help, I'd like to think my fellow citizens would have jumped in and helped as well."
From technician to hero -- all in an extraordinary day's work.
28-year old Shana Porter is being treated. We're told she survived without burns but, is in critical condition.