March is Red Cross Month. During this time of celebration, SW Washington Red Cross, along with corporate sponsor Fred Meyer, is honoring Real Heros in our region. Today, we salute the recipient of the Fire Rescue Hero award which is sponsored by Tidewater.
James Bray was awake at 2 am, when a vehicle struck a power pole at high velocity across the street from his home in Vancouver.
James ran outside to see the vehicle burning with the driver trapped inside; however, James was unable to open the door. The survivor was yelling because he knew he was trapped in an inferno.
James used a knife he keeps on a key chain to slice through the driver’s seat belt, and with the help of two passersby, pulled the driver out of the car window.