Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
This week, we share a story from of Santa Rosa, California. The Sonoma County Professional Firefighters Union posted a video on their Facebook page with the comment: “Our citizens never cease to amaze us.” That video showed a utility worker in a raised bucket with his vehicle below him on fire. He had no way of getting down out of the bucket without going into that fire.
Nearby was truck driver Efrain Zepeda. He saw what was happening and didn’t think twice. He sprang into action. He pulled his truck right up next to the vehicle that was engulfed in flames so that he could get right under the worker in that raised bucket. That allowed the worker to get out of the bucket and jump down onto the top of that truck. Once he was safely on the top, Efrain pulled away to get the worker to safety. Just as he did, that utility vehicle in flames blew up.
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Now, I’m not sure how many of us seeing plumes of black smoke and flames would pull up next to that situation, but Efrain Zepeda did – that’s hero power built in! So, Efrain, we are happy to recognize you as this week’s ACC Hero!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!