NBC Action News reports that one man earned a Carnegie Medal for an act of heroism in his community. The life-changing act has since encouraged him to pursue a more selfless line of work.
In Overland Park, Kansas, Timothy McCarthy saved a life when he pulled a driver from a fiery car crash in 2010.
He didn’t think twice when he pulled the crash victim from the burning car, however once McCarthy’s friends and fellow community members commented on his quick response in an emergency situation, he had an idea. He told NBC: