David Della Paolera was driving with his son on Southwest Washington’s Highway 503 when he came upon a fiery car crash. Without hesitating, he stopped his vehicle and jumped out to help the man who was unconscious and trapped inside. Della Paolera pulled the man out of the car just before it exploded. Kim Detter, a former medical assistant who witnessed the crash, and Hiedi Poulson, a combat medic, also came to the man’s rescue. They worked together to treat the man’s life-threatening wounds until medical personnel arrived. Thanks to the quick and brave actions of the three heroes, the car crash victim survived what could have been a fatal collision and subsequent explosion.