Nurse Who Drove Through The Camp Fire To Save Patients Gets New Truck
A week ago we reported on Allyn Pierce who is a nurse from Paradise, California who drove his Toyota Tundra through the apocalyptic Camp Fire to get to the hospital to help evacuate his patients. After nearly being burned to death in his truck, and getting all of his patients to safety, he took stock of just how badly damaged his truck was. Toyota also took notice and have now replaced his burned Tundra with a brand new 2019 TRD PRO Tundra.
Pierce drove his Tundra through the fire to get to a hospital and help take care of patients and get them evacuated. On the way, he found himself stuck with everything around him burning.
"I was just sitting in my car, and thought it was like, you know, we're getting close to the end here. Recorded my video for my friends and family, and put my phone away. And then a bulldozer came out of nowhere and knocked this flaming truck right next to me," Pierce said.
That bulldozer likely saved Pierces life and allowed him to get to the hospital and aid in the evacuation of his patients. His truck still runs and the lights still work, but the exterior now more closely resembles a toasted marshmallow than a truck.
After posting about the damage to his truck on social media, Toyota reached out offering to replace it for him. "We are humbled you’d risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety. Don’t worry about your truck, we’re honored to get you a new one!”
For Pierce the fire has taken just about everything. He wasn't even sure that he'd be able to afford to keep his truck even after all he had been through with it. Toyota stepping in and providing him with a new one has taken that concern off his list and will allow him to focus on rebuilding and continuing to help those in need. Pierce claims he is not a hero and was just doing his job, but in a time of chaos and despair for many, this act of kindness and bravery gives many hope.
Thank you Allyn for your bravery and dedication.