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 Workplace Hero award which is sponsored by the Stichman Family.
Early one morning, Waste Connections employee Brian Croft was driving his garbage truck in a residential area when he noticed something odd on the sidewalk; two ladies distraught and starring across the street , one of them holding a kitchen fire extinguisher.
He hurriedly parked and ran to the ladies where the home owner said a grease fire had started in her kitchen.
Brian quickly retrieved the commercial fire extinguisher from his truck and cautiously entered the house.
Inside, flames were licking up the wall above the stove. He kept yelling for everyone to get out while he worked to extinguish the flames.