On January 27, 2013, Robbie Bal and his wife were driving to Lahaina. From the main road they noticed black smoke coming from a home in Wailuku Heights. Robbie immediately called 9-1-1 and drove over to check on the house.
When he got there he noticed a woman still inside and ran in to pull Cecilia Davis to safety. He then grabbed a garden hose and controlled the fire for about 15-20 minutes until the firefighters arrived.
"More like instinct. After I saw that color smoke I knew something was wrong. I just stopped, smelled the smoke, ran in the house first and I told her c'mon but she's so old and everything. I had to help her up, get her out first. I thought my reward was getting, saving her house and getting her safe. And it's alright with that reward too." recalls Robbie Bal.
Well you know what Robbie, thanks to you Mrs. Davis is safe and her house sustained minimal damage.
So you've got another reward, being named the American Red Cross of Hawaii's "Lifesaver Hero."
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