Follow BUSRide on Facebook Follow BUSRide on Twitter Watch BUSRide on YouTube
Follow BUSRide on Facebook Follow BUSRide on Twitter Watch BUSRide on YouTube

Metro bus driver rescued Ohio residents from fire

The heroic actions of Metro bus operator Clay Chinn might have saved residents of an apartment building in East Price Hill that caught fire on July 31.

Chinn, an Elizabethtown, OH, resident, was driving Metro’s Rt. 32 on W. 8th Street when he saw smoke coming from an apartment building. He stopped his bus and, with the help of another Good Samaritan on the scene, went door to door in the building to see if anyone needed help to escape the fire.

—————————————————————————————————————————————

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

—————————————————————————————————————————————

He was able to help a woman on the second floor of the building evacuate as her apartment was filling with smoke. He continued to look for and alert residents until the police and fire department arrived.

A Metro operator since March 2004, Chinn modestly described his actions that day as automatic. “We have this ability – we see someone in danger and we act. I didn’t think. I just did it. I can’t usually move that fast, but I didn’t feel a thing,” he said. He was later treated for smoke inhalation.

This wasn’t the first time he has helped others while driving the bus. Several years ago, he helped get a woman and her children out of a burning car.

Mayor John Cranley will present a Mayoral letter of appreciation to thank Chinn for his actions at the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m., 602 Main St., downtown, 12th floor.

SORTA will also present him with Metro’s STAR Award, which stands for “Service That Attracts Recognition.” This award acknowledges and rewards employees who demonstrate exemplary service to Metro and the community.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

Share
Posted by on Aug 14 2014. Filed under Latest News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

©2013 BUSRide Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Content on this website is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in while or in part without the express written consent of the publisher.

© 2010-2014 BUSRide Magazine All Rights Reserved. Content on this web site is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of the publisher.