YAKIMA, Wash. - May 12th, 2004 firefighters responded to a fire. They found out Willy Cox, a double amputee confined to his wheelchair was trapped inside. Two firefighters then entered the burning house. As they made their way through the smoke filled house, they felt something.
“Shannon ran into the victim in his wheelchair and we were just able to turn around and wheel him back out," Bruce said.
Now two years later Newell and Needham look back on that day in May and credit their training.Just recently Cox lost his battle to a number of health related issues, but Newell and Needham say he was a great man who will be remembered for his bravery.