OTTAWA – The Governor General will give the medal of bravery on Friday to Winnipeggers Bryan Henzel & Jason Quick.
in August of 2012 Bryan and Derron Brown rescued three people from a burning recreational vehicle following a head-on collision here in Winnipeg.
The men helped two passengers out through a rear window before entering the smoke-filled cabin to free the injured driver and bring him to safety.
Henzel says, he would do it again if he had to.
“There is no way I could’ve lived with myself, standing there, watching him burn alive. Something just clicked and it was something I had to do.”
Meanwhile, on October 18, 2012, Quick and two others rescued a man from a burning truck in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The driver of a pick-up truck had collided with and become trapped between two other vehicles, which had caught fire.
But as Quick explains, there was some added danger.
“I had to actually crawl underneath the semi-trailer to get to him. There was flames everywhere in-between the two vehicles, the back of the truck had started burning as well.”
The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972.
They recognize people who risk their lives and choose to defy their own instinct of survival to try and save a persons life who’s in danger.