Above the Call: CIW nurse pulls teen from burning car

Above the Call: CIW nurse pulls teen from burning car

As Registered Nurse Justin Hobgood was on his way to work at California Institution for Women in the early morning on Feb. 1, he had to put his skills to use to help a teenage driver after her car flipped over. In the dark, he saw a vehicle trying to merge onto the freeway but a big rig was in the way. The smaller car continued at speed, trying to use the shoulder to pass and merge when the driver ran out of shoulder. As Hobgood would learn later, Destiny is 18 and was on her way to school.

Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

After a long day at work at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), RN Kimberly Houtz got in her car and began driving home on Highway 101, much like any other day. Ahead of her, she saw a semi-truck turn in front of a car, causing the smaller vehicle to slam into one of its trailers, becoming trapped underneath. That’s when her training kicked-in, not knowing the driver of the trapped vehicle was a correctional officer.

Above the Call: California Parole Apprehension Team agents rescue driver from wrecked car

Above the Call: California Parole Apprehension Team agents rescue driver from wrecked car

A standard day for two parole agents took a drastic turn as they helped pull a woman from a car as fire rapidly approached. On Aug. 2 at 10:35 a.m., Southern Region California Parole Apprehension Team (CPAT) Agents Raymond Ernandez and George Meza were traveling on the freeway near Fallbrook when they saw smoke coming from a fire near the freeway.