Edward F. Reilly, Jr., helped to save David P. Lozenski from burning, Leavenworth, Kansas, September 22, 1990. Lozenski, 19, was in a first- floor bedroom of his family’s house when fire broke out in the living room and filled the house with dense smoke. A neighbor, Reilly, 53, state senator, saw the flames and smoke and ran to the back door of the house. He entered, went to the hall outside the bedroom, and found Lozenski’s mother attempting to remove Lozenski, who required a wheelchair. The wheelchair was lodged in the hall. With help from another man who had arrived by then, Reilly attempted to move the wheelchair. As smoke was becoming denser, the other man then lifted Lozenski, and he and Reilly carried him from the hall and through the house to its back door, en route passing the burning living room. They exited the house. Arriving paramedics gave oxygen to Lozenski, Reilly, and the other man, and all recovered.
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