Off-duty firefighter Gregory Bare went “beyond normal expectations” when he ran into a burning house without protective gear to rescue a sleeping man.
Bare was getting ready for bed around midnight when he saw the house in flames. He immediately ran to the scene and found a woman trying to escape through a window. After assisting the woman, he ran into the house without protective gear to rescue a man inside.
Once his fellow firefighters arrived, Bare worked with them to subdue the flames.
Bloomington’s Fire Chief praised Bare’s efforts.
“The off-duty actions of Firefighter Bare go beyond normal expectations and highlight the professionalism, courage, and excellence we strive for at the Bloomington Fire Department,” he said in a statement.
Bare simply said he’s “just glad he was there.”