Michael Fesen helped to save Janet A. Ferrara from burning, Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 14, 2000. Ms. Ferrara, 61, and her husband were traveling on an interstate highway in a 25-foot motor home when fire erupted in the engine then spread to the front interior of the vehicle, filling it with dense smoke. Her husband stopped the motor home on the shoulder of the highway, then attempted to remove Ms. Ferrara, who was disabled, from the front passenger seat. Another motorist, Fesen, 43, regional manager, stopped at the scene, approached the vehicle, and entered it through the door at the midpoint on the passenger side. The dense smoke forced him out, but Fesen re-entered and made his way through the smoke toward the front of the vehicle. He worked alongside Ms. Ferrara’s husband to lift her from her seat, then take her back to the side door. The men pulled Ms. Ferrara outside to safety before flames consumed the front interior of the motor home, destroying it.
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