WINNIPEG – A young Winnipeg DJ is being honoured today for pulling a man out of his burning car in March.
Tristan Gareau, 21, received the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Celebration of Life award from Mayor Brian Bowman Thursday after saving Steve Guy in mid-March.
Gareau was driving home from a first date when he noticed a car had driven into a condo complex on Kenaston Boulevard.
When he stopped he saw the car burst into flames, and Steve Guy, 65, was still in the drivers seat.
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Guy, who lives with diabetes, had suffered a medical emergency and was unconscious.
Gareau jumped into action and pulled Guy from the burning car to safety.
The two strangers met a couple days later and Guy thanked Gareau for his heroic action.
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Gareau says he’s honoured to receive the award.
Also Thursday, paramedics, 911 operators and others were honoured for their roles in saving a 30 year old man who suddenly collapsed during a soccer game in August 2014 and needed to be resuscitated; and an 8 year old boy who was choking on a piece of candy in September 2014.
The awards are part of Paramedic Services Week.
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