A hero nurse hailed for saving lives in California wildfire is set to get a new Toyota Tundra from the company after the company learned that he sacrificed his truck to help evacuate people from the hospital he was working in.
Allyn Pierce is lead nurse at the ICU of Paradise’s Adventist Health hospital in Paradise, California.
At the height of the wildfire that hit the town, he was trapped in the middle of the road when the truck ahead of him caught fire. Thankfully, a bulldozer knocked the burning truck off the road, clearing out the obstacle so that the town’s residents can flee the blaze.
Instead of driving away from town as fast as he could to save himself, however, Pierce drove to the hospital and helped evacuate the patients to safety. He helped set up a triage of care at the car park of the hospital and also assisted in bringing to the helipad those who needed to be airlifted.
But while he was able to save many lives that day, his truck was badly damaged from the wildfire. Still, he was thankful that he made it alive and that his truck actually survived even if it looked like a roasted marshmallow with its white paint and burnt sides.
Rather amused at the truck’s roasted appearance, the hero nurse posted a photo on Instagram to praise the truck that saved his and many lives that day.
Here’s my @toyotausa commercial. This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others…twice. #campfire #perfectmarshmellow #meltedplastics #buttecountyfire #sema2019 thanks to the fire fighters, law enforcement and my fellow healthcare workers for the work we all did getting the hospital evacuated and our patients to safety.
The internet hailed Pierce a hero! Many would have fled that fire to save their lives yet he risked his life and damaged his truck to save others.
What’s even more wonderful about this is that Toyota USA noticed – and will reward him for the heroism with a replacement for his damaged Tundra! Wow.
“We are humbled you’d risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety. Don’t worry about your truck, we’re honored to get you a new one,” the official Toyota USA account wrote.
The nurse sacrificed his pick-up truck to save others – and he would now get a brand new one from Toyota for free. Isn’t that awesome?