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Columbus Ave. fire heroes identified

Jessica Cuffman • Dec 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

The identities of the three weren't originally known, but Sandusky firefighters provided the names in a report released this week: Brad Gerold, Jordan Bender and Joseph Wright. 

Gerold and Bender are construction workers. 

They were driving by the Columbus Avenue home Nov. 21 when they spotted a man, Rob Olvera, 22, trapped on the roof of the burning home.   

"We spun around the block and pulled up next to the house," Bender, 21, told the Register this week. "That's when everybody saw the kid on the second floor."

Wright also stopped to help.

"The other guy pulled up and pulled the extension ladder off the top of his pickup," Bender said.

Read more about the rescue in today's Register or e-paper.

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