Amanda Raus, Chris Podosek
Two sailors from Naval Submarine Base New London are credited with helping others.
When Machinist First Class Jared Bradovich was at Electric Boat in Groton for maintenance work on the submarine, he heard that someone was in distress. A man was having a heart attack, and Bradovich knew he had to help.
“I realized nobody was giving rescue breathing so I went to the emergency response kit and got out the resuscitator and start providing rescue breathing,” said Bradovich.
Bradovich worked with others, using his own EMT training to keep the man alive.
“He is back at home in Virginia and is recovering now,” said Bradovich.
His isn't the only act of heroism on this sub base. Another sailor, who's in training, helped save a bus load of people on his way home.
“I was heading home on 164 back to my house, as I approached I saw kind of a glow and smoke in the air. As I rolled up, the bus was just coming to a halt. The back of the bus was on fire, people were evacuating,” said Aviation Electronic Technician Third Class Charles Barlow.
Barlow then sprang into action, grabbed a fire extinguisher and started to put out the flames before it got to the fuel tanks.
“The fire was still going and the bus driver came up with another fire extinguisher and we put that out,” said Barlow.
Both men say they were just doing what needed to be done and that it felt good to help.
“I decided to help them. I knew what to do, so I figured I'd assist,” said Barlow.
“It makes me feel good. Makes me know that the training we received is good and we can utilize it and help people as necessary,” said Bradovich.