Heroes of the Week: Firefighter Bryce Carden and the Louisville Fire Department

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.

In Louisville, Kentucky, a semi-truck crashed on the Clark Memorial Bridge. The truck was dangling over 100 feet above the water. The body of the truck was wedged between the bridge’s stanchions, while the cab of the semi dangled over the water. Still inside the cab was the driver, a woman, seat-belted in and praying for help.

The Louisville Fire Department arrived within minutes and put their training into action. Firefighter Bryce Carden was lowered by harness over the bridge to reach the driver in the cab. He was able to get into the truck and attach her to his harness so that he could lift her out where they could both be pulled to safety. The type of rescue they did is known as a pickoff and it’s something the fire department covers in their training. The entire operation took about 40 minutes.

Learn more about this story as covered by Louisville’s WHAS11.

Kix’s Response:

To Bryce Carden and the rest of the Louisville Fire Department, we are happy to recognize you for your bravery. You are our ACC Heroes of the Week!

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!

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