Daytona Beach Deputy Chief of Police Steve Beres and Two of His Police Staff Have Been Named the ExtenZe Local Hero for the 4th of July Daytona NASCAR Cup Series Weekend Beres Will Have Two of His Police Staff Join Him at Daytona in Honor of All...
Daytona Beach Deputy Chief of Police Steve Beres and Two of His Police Staff Have Been Named the ExtenZe Local Hero for the 4th of July Daytona NASCAR Cup Series Weekend
Beres Will Have Two of His Police Staff Join Him at Daytona in Honor of All Three of Their Heroic Efforts in a Residential House Fire Rescue Attempt
ExtenZe Local Hero Program Celebrates Those Who Go to Great Lengths to Make a Difference in Their Communities
STATESVILLE, NC (June 30, 2010) - On April 28, 2009, while driving through the city of Daytona Beach, Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Beres of the Daytona Beach Police Department smelled what appeared to be a fire. Upon further investigation he determined that it was a residential fire fully engulfed at 835 S. Ridgewood Avenue. Deputy Chief Beres observed a person inside the residence laying on the floor yelling for help. Without hesitation or fear of injury he attempted to gain entry into the home in order to rescue this individual by forcing his way through the front door and side door, but was driven back by the flames. Even after crawling into the structure reaching the subject he was unsuccessful due to the flames and smoke.
Once the smoke cleared at the side entrance, which was now open, Beres' help had arrived and Officer Lindsay Jones and Sergeant Randy Doyle were successful in gaining entry through that door and pulled the victim out of the fully engulfed structure. At that point all three (Beres, Jones, Doyle) pulled the resident further into the yard to a place of safety.
All three officers involved without thought of their own personal safety attempted to save the life of another. During their heroic attempts to save the life of the occupant the officers sustained minor injuries. Even though all involved acted without hesitation to the save another human life, the victim in this incident succumbed to his injuries and unfortunately died days later at the hospital.
For their heroic efforts Beres, Jones, and Doyle have been named the 'ExtenZe Local Hero' and will serve as Honorary Crew Chief's for NASCAR's leading Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year driver Kevin Conway and his ExtenZe racing team for this 4th of July weekend's NASCAR events at Daytona International Speedway.
"All three of them (Beres, Jones, and Doyle) say they were just doing their job and doing what they had to do to try and save a human life that day but it takes a true hero to run into a burning house fully engulfed in flames and put their life aside and on the line to try and save someone else especially when they aren't wearing the right protective clothing or equipment," said the leading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year driver Kevin Conway. "And for that we are truly honored to have Beres, Jones, and Doyle with us this weekend at Daytona serving as our Honorary Crew Chiefs as part of our ExtenZe Local Hero program."
The 'ExtenZe Local Hero' program pays tribute to people who have gone to great lengths to make a difference. Those selected have faced danger, sacrificed their own safety for others or in some way displayed leadership that changed their community for the better. Award recipients become ExtenZe Racing Honorary Crew Chiefs, receive a tour of the paddock, attend the pre-race NASCAR Driver/Crew Chief meeting, and sit atop the pit box with Crew Chief Peter Sospenzo to root on rookie driver Kevin Conway piloting the royal blue and red No. 34 ExtenZe Ford Fusion. Each recipient also receives a $1,000 award from ExtenZe, the world's best selling male enhancement product, in recognition of their selflessness.
Fans can visit www.ExtenZeRacing.com to nominate their own local heroes. Also check in on blog/twitter feeds for the latest information on ExtenZe Racing and Kevin Conway.
-source: from row motorsports