Randall Scott Davey saved Victoria M. Anderson and Wyndi N. Bowers from burning, The Dalles, Oregon, February 22, 1998. Victoria and Wyndi, both 11, were asleep in a bedroom of Victoria’s family’s second-floor apartment after fire erupted at night in the apartment’s kitchen. In the adjacent apartment, Davey, 27, cook, was alerted to the fire. He responded to the front door of the burning apartment, gained entry, then, having to pass the kitchen, which was aflame, crawled about 24 feet through the living room and a hall to reach Victoria’s bedroom, where he found the girls. Davey took Victoria through the apartment to the front door, then turned and crawled back to the bedroom. Following the same course, he took Wyndi through the apartment to safety. Davey entered the apartment a third time in search of Victoria’s mother, but worsening conditions repelled him. She was rescued by firefighters, who arrived shortly. Victoria and Wyndi required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation, and they recovered.
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