Travis Wolfe, of Port Joli, was helping clear snow from his grandparents’ driveway last February when an explosion went off at a nearby home. The residence became engulfed in flames, but Travis ran inside to help rescue the elderly neighbours. He managed to carry one of the seniors to safety, where they waited for help from emergency responders.
Travis’ selfless courage was recognized yesterday during a ceremony at Province House in Halifax, where he received the Medal of Bravery.
“In this horrific situation, Travis responded like a true hero,” says Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland. “Queens County and the province of Nova Scotia will be forever grateful that selfless people like Travis live in our communities and are willing to risk their lives to help others.”
Masland says she was honoured to attend the ceremony to see Travis, and three other Nova Scotians, accept their awards.
Also honoured were Shane Bernard and Liam Bernard, both of Waycobah, Inverness County, who helped passengers involved in a motor vehicle accident, and Eric Nickerson of Clark’s Harbour who rescued a sailor from a sinking sailboat.