Off-Duty N.H. Firefighter Helps Rescue Trapped Driver

An off-duty member of the Loudon Fire Department jumped into action Sunday after a single vehicle crash occurred near his home.

Firefighter Rich Edgecomb could see the crash from the end of his driveway after a car struck a tree, according to WMUR-TV.

"It was so loud everyone in the house thought a tree had hit our house or something," he told the news station.

He was the first one on the scene and found the car on fire.

After discovering a fire extinguisher in the back of the car, he put out the flames, called 911 and focused his attention on the victim.

Edgecomb said there was no way he was getting the trapped motorist out and had to wait for arriving crews.

His fellow firefighters cut the roof off with an extrication tool and feed him about 45 minutes later.

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