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167th Firefighters rescue man from burning vehicle

167th Airlift Wing firefighters, Airman Garrison Huggins, Staff Sgt. Ryan Trochimowicz, Staff Sgt. Michael Frye, Staff Sgt. Jason Smith and Airman 1st Class Levi Taylor responded to an early morning car accident, pulling the driver from his burning vehicle, March 2, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson)

167th Airlift Wing firefighters, Airman Garrison Huggins, Staff Sgt. Ryan Trochimowicz, Staff Sgt. Michael Frye, Staff Sgt. Jason Smith and Airman 1st Class Levi Taylor responded to an early morning car accident, pulling the driver from his burning vehicle, March 2, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson)

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --

Five 167th Airlift Wing firefighters responded to an early morning car accident, pulling the driver from his burning vehicle, March 2, 2019.

Within five minutes of being dispatched, Staff Sgt. Michael Frye, Staff Sgt. Ryan Trochimowicz, Staff Sgt. Jason Smith, Airman 1st Class Levi Taylor and Airman Garrison Huggins arrived on the scene less than a mile from the Martinsburg, WVa., air base.

“They stretched the line, went to the door, opened the door, got the guy out and put out the fire,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Frye who drove the rescue engine to the accident.

The team was the first on the scene. Medics arrived shortly after the driver was removed from his vehicle.            

“I think if we would have got there any later it could have been a whole lot worse, for sure,” said Airman Garrison Huggins.

The fireman all agreed that they were happy to help out in the community.

“It’s a good feeling to do your job and see a positive outcome,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Smith.