Edward S. Cyr

Edward S. Cyr
Edward S. Cyr

Last November, 57-year-old telecommunications technician, Edward S. Cyr, of Tolland, Conn., was driving on a roadway in Stafford Springs, Conn., when he came across a burning SUV; its disoriented driver, Glenwood D. Little, 66, still inside. An explosion in the rear of the vehicle started a fire and flames spread toward the front seats. Cyr opened the driver’s door, partially entered the car, and tugged on Little’s coat, but Little’s fastened seat belt prevented Cyr from removing him. While flames advanced, Cyr released Little’s seat belt and pulled him from the car, as flames reached the back of the front seats. Little was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor burns. He recovered.

90851-10171