This is a picture of two heroes.
Earlier this week our firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle that had rolled over into a ditch. This was in the early hours of the morning just before sun up.
The driver of the car was a young female who’s car rolled several times and landed upside down almost completely submerged in an irrigation ditch. These two men who were traveling in separate cars and did not know each other, witnessed the accident.
They immediately pulled over and worked together to free the unresponsive woman who was still in the submerged car. At this time Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Fred Cutaia, who was on his way to work joined the effort. Together they performed CPR and were able to revive her prior to our crews arrival. She lived.
It’s not everyday that that two total strangers risk their own lives to save another total stranger.
This act of courage is a shining light of how good people can be. @tracyfirefighters would like to recognize Jorge Mendoza, Daniel Miranda and Fred Cutaia for their heroic life saving efforts.