Scott McGuire helped to rescue Joshua L. Boyett from burning, Tallahassee, Florida, January 27, 2003. Boyett, 19, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck after an accident at night in which the vehicle left the road, struck a tree, and caught fire in its engine compartment. At his nearby home, McGuire, 28, telephone repair technician, heard the accident. He ran to the truck and attempted to open its doors, but they were jammed shut. McGuire’s father, who also lived nearby, responded to the scene with a fire extinguisher, which he used against the flames but to little effect. McGuire climbed into the bed of the truck and broke out its back window. His father joined him there, and together they reached through the window, grasped Boyett, and pulled him from the cab as flames were starting to enter it. After extinguishing flames on Boyett’s trousers, they took him from the pickup bed to the ground, then carried him away from the truck, the cab of which was shortly engulfed by flames. Boyett required hospital treatment for burns to his left arm and leg and other injury. He recovered. McGuire inhaled smoke but recovered that day.
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