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  • Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    Y’know – saved someone’s life or anything like that. I don’t think I ever have. Don’t be modest…

    Swelper
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    RNLI Crew for 5yrs. So I guess I have. But don’t and didn’t consider some shouts as heroic. More just loving what I did

    DT78
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    Lifeguard for 3 years, fished a fair few kids out of the pool which could have turned nasty, a few slips + head injuries. Never had to do CPR or the like.

    Had to sort my mate out after a pretty nasty crash once, only a busted collar bone (didn’t know that at the time) he went badly in shock.

    Not sure if that lot is ‘heroic’ it was my job / looking after my mate

    Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    Good work guys. Any ordinary members of the public who just happened to be in the right place at the right time?

    samuri
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    A few times but it wasn’t heroic. If I’d have weighed up the risks I’d probably not have.

    I saved simeones dog once. It had waded into the mud at thedge of a lake and was up to it’s neck. I was pleased I could do that.

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    Pulled someone out of the way of a car before it went smashing through a brick wall because some numpty left the handbrake off on a massive hill…

    Was when I was about 12 just an instinctive reaction not anything I would consider heroic but I’m sure the kid would have ended up in a pretty bad way.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’ve held somebodies hair back while they threw up

    brakes
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    I once ate 3 day old pizza out of the bin

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Run in front a bus in Bedminster to grab a wandering child out of it’s immediate path. Proper film-stuff.

    Mother just berated me for touching her child; missus at the time when I told her that evening asked if I wanted I medal.

    Nice 8)

    kevj
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    I pulled my unconscious wife out of a burning car after it crashed into a tree. It didn’t feel heroic, she’s my wife. I’d do it again.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Pulled the emergency stop cord on a train once when a child (still in train) was just about to become separated from their family (on platform) as the train started to pull away.

    So far I’ve caught two pupils in mid-air and stopped them hitting workshop floor as they tell me they’re feeling a bit feint…

    fasthaggis
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    Don’t know about heroic,sometimes stuff just happens while someone is there to change things.

    Saved my mate from drowning when we both got taken out by a rip,he was close to giving up and I got us to a rock ,then we got picked up by a boat after waving at the shoreline for a good bit.I will never forget him shouting for his mum before I got to him.
    Caught a kid going under for what could have been one too many times at the local pool,when he was in a bit of a blind spot from the life gaurds ,I was the only one that seemed to be looking in his direction.

    Water ay ๐Ÿ™„

    duntstick
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    East London Policeman for 10 years, so yes, a lot.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    On a night out a friend decided he was going to try and ‘pull’ a rather attractive lady, unfortunately for me her friend was rather on the large side. My actions that night can only be described as ‘heroic’.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I will never forget him shouting for his mum before I got to him.

    Powerful sentence that.

    Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    Run in front a bus in Bedminster

    How weird. I had a dream about Bedminster just the other night. My dad used to own a shop there and I was trying to find it/ Couldn’t of course. Fasthaggis, I think you’re winning.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    On a night out a friend decided he was going to try and ‘pull’ a rather attractive lady, unfortunately for me her friend was rather on the large side. My actions that night can only be described as ‘heroic’.

    You ‘entertained’ the friend, yes..? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I had a dream about Bedminster just the other night

    That’s called a nightmare ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    househusband – Member
    On a night out a friend decided he was going to try and ‘pull’ a rather attractive lady, unfortunately for me her friend was rather on the large side. My actions that night can only be described as ‘heroic’.
    You ‘entertained’ the friend, yes..?

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    …….and my mate didn’t. He still owes me ๐Ÿ˜€

    dr_death
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    Cracked open someones chest with a pair of tuffcuts to get their heart restarted….?

    (You pay me for what you never want me to do to you!)

    Pigface
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    I also saved a good friend from drowning.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    I just Googled ‘tuffcuts’ hoping it was specialist medical equipment…

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    I’ve done CPR a couple of times. First one was a heart attack, managed to help them until the paramedics arrived. Second one was a no go right from the off. Two other surfers pulled him out at Langland. He’d been in the water for a bit.

    Quite a few first aid instances. Choker, seizures, bleeders. Lots of shock.

    I’m either a magnet for the wounded or I subconsciously go looking for it.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    One hogmanay got myself thoroughly crushed after deciding to stay in a crowd, lifting people out over the fence that was causing the crush… Not sure if I’d have done it if I’d known what it was going to be like though, proper nightmare material.

    lemonysam
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    Forcibly restrained someone to stop them committing suicide. Hardest thing I’ve ever done.

    Jumped in front of a rioting mob to stop them setting fire to someone’s livelihood.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Pulled the emergency stop cord on a train once when a child (still in train) was just about to become separated from their family (on platform) as the train started to pull away.

    Had to shepherd two kids back to their parents after they got separated by the metro doors in New York. Only my second ever ride on the metro so immediately flummoxed by local and express lines – ‘don’t panic kids we’ll just get off at the next stop and go back’ we then rocket through three or four stations without stopping. Got off eventually and managed to call the parents and tell them to stay put then navigate our way back to them. Like i say, only my second trip on the metro – the family were from a farm in pensilvania somewhere and it was their first day in a city ever and their first ever trip on a train.

    My own hero moment was working around a two story high scaffold staircase that was being de-rigged. There was some mis-communication and haste and the wrong clamps were released and suddenly the whole thing turned to jelly, everyone tried to steady it while the clamps were re-done but it was a lost cause and it was going to fall. I told everyone on “3” we all run clear and let it drop. I then counted to 3 everyone ran and, involuntarily, I just held onto it until everyone else was clear before I ran myself.

    Pretty dumb really as it was me it was falling towards from he outset. The very top of the 20 ft structure (and a few dozen 4ft x9″x 4″ timber stair treads) hit the middle of my spine so hard it bent the scaff tubes, I was concertina-ed into the ground with my knees hitting my shoulders.My jeans burst with the impact. The whole thing hit me so hard it bounced back up and I was bounced clear before it came down the second time. Immediately everyone was around me telling me to stay calm and not move – worried that I was causing a fuss and lying there will just panic people into thinking I was paralysed I just got up and dusted myself off. Surprisingly – baring the tattered jeans and having a big graze down my back and the concrete embossed in to the skin of my knees – I was indeed totally unscathed. Some sugary tea and breather and I was back to work within about half an hour.

    Sore in the morning though

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The amount of wind I just broke was pretty heroic. 8)

    sharkattack
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    I saved my mates life on our first day in whistler. If I didn’t go looking for him he’d be gone. I’d tell you all about it but I’m on my phone.

    Good stories everyone.

    Nonsense
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    Same as someone else above. Police officer for years. So lots of times. Not sure if it’s still classed as heroic if you get paid and are regarded as variously, filthy plebs or hideous fascists depending on your own political bent.

    sharkattack
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    filthy plebs or hideous fascists depending on your own political bent.

    Just the first one for me.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    yossarian
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    Had a couple of work related issues involving very deranged people with large knives. Didn’t and don’t feel heroic at all but large amounts of WTF afterwards when realising what might have happened.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Just work. Its what I do.

    demonracer
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    The closest I’ve come is jumping in to a river to save a child who had fallen off a boat without a lift jacket on, his patents were just watching on doing nothing so I thought I’d better. I wouldn’t class it as heroic though, I fell in plenty of times myself and was always fine.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Rescued 3 generations of a family who were caught in a rip and screaming for help at freshwater west. When I got to one of them he was about 10 seconds away from going under for the last time. Also.. Pulled a small boy out of a river as he’d just fallen in and I happened to be in the right place to walk a few steps and just reach out to grab an arm.. if I hadn’t been there neither would he now. More right place right time rather than heroic.

    CPR on a 15 year old kid from my school bus. I was 17 at the time. He got off bus and collapsed. I banged on doors of local houses until someone called an ambulance then went back and did compressions whilst the bus driver did mouth to mouth. took about 10 or 15 minutes for the ambulance to arrive.

    I don’t see it as heroic. more a response that needed doing. felt like i went into an automatic set of actions. But thinking back it’s a big thing for a 17 year old to do.

    sadly he didn’t make it. brain aneurism.

    20 years ago now.

    Premier Icon simmy
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    Various animals out of sticky situations over the years working for an animal charity.

    Once forced open a car door by pulling on the top frame with my feet on the rear door after two cars crashed and the women in one wasn’t badly injured but just wanted to get out.

    Saved a dog from crossing a motorway and getting killed and some deer in the same situation, the deer can’t half vault over the central Armco ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Earlier today I flashed my lights to an old girl who have forgotten to switch her lights on, that’s got to have saved her life.

    meehaja
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    I’m a paramedic, but thats a job rather than a heroic thing imo. Once at an anti EDL rally a typical skinhead type got into the antifa crowd and started shouting racist slogans and throwing nazi salutes. promptly got the brown stuff kicked out of him. He was on the floor and the brave anti fascists were kicking him. One guy was kicking his head, I barreled in, grabbed him, pulled him out and got him over the fence and into the hands of the riot police who could deal with him properly. I didn’t think of it as heroism or anything special, it was just the right thing to do i thought, only there was a report on the bbc website last week that reminded me of it here.. She wins, but similar result

    Tom_W1987
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    I once chopped a load of chillies then touched my cock for a dare.

    I personally think that makes me a total lads hero.

    aphex_2k
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    Constantly. It’s my job to be a hero and stop people killing themselves or self harming or bashing my colleagues or their co-patients – at least on the ward until they get discharged. Think of the paperwork!

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