Stanley W. Heideman helped to rescue Trena L. Fox from burning, Shelbyville, Indiana, April 21, 1982. Following a highway accident, Mrs. Fox, 20, lay injured and semi-conscious on the floor of her car. Flames erupted under its hood and spread to the grass beneath the car. Heideman, 30, truck driver, ran to the car and, as flames began to enter the passenger compartment, forced his upper body through the driver’s window. Driven back by smoke and heat, after three tries, he located Mrs. Fox, and pulled her to the driver’s door. Another man arrived and pulled the door away from the wreckage. Heideman and the other man reached inside, removed Mrs. Fox, and carried her away. Moments later an explosion under the hood caused flames to engulf the car’s interior. Mrs. Fox was hospitalized for a concussion, burns, and cuts. She recovered.
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