Heroic firefighters who helped pin down the ‘Sydney stabber’ rescue 75-year-old man after his hoarder’s house went up in flames overnight
- Several firefighters were involved in restraining Sydney stabber on August 13
- Members of the same crew made a daring rescue in Five Dock on Tuesday night
- They had to dodge dozens of obstacles in a hoarder’s burning home to save him
Heroic firefighters who helped restrain a man after a stabbing rampage in Sydney two weeks ago have made a daring rescue.
The brave crew saved a 75-year-old man from a massive fire that tore down his house in Five Dock, inner-west Sydney at 2am on Wednesday.
They had to dodge dozens of obstacles in the hoarder’s burning home to find him and get him out alive.
The brave crew saved a 75-year-old man from a massive fire (pictured) that tore down his house in Five Dock, inner-west Sydney on Tuesday night
The crew had to dodge dozens of obstacles in the hoarder’s burning home to find him and get him out alive. Pictured: The man being taken to safety
Members of the same crew had been involved in restraining a man (pictured) who allegedly killed a prostitute and stabbed another woman in Sydney’s CBD on August 13
The man was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation while police set up a crime scene at his house.
Members of the same Drummoyne station crew had been involved in restraining a man who allegedly killed a sex worker and stabbed another woman in Sydney’s CBD on August 13.
They were hailed as heroes after pinning him down in front of city workers with a milk crate.
The man is in custody charged with murder and attempted murder.
Fireman Gonzalo Herrera told the Today Show: ‘This is our role as we normally do it – very different to what we experienced a couple of weeks ago.’
The man (pictured) is in custody charged with murder and attempted murder
He and other members of his crew were in traffic when they saw people running for their lives during the attack.
They saw the alleged knifeman walk on top of a car and chased him down after grabbing tools from their truck.
A bystander pushed the man over and the firemen were able to help restrain him on the ground.
Left to right: Senior Firefighter Bennett Gardiner, Senior Firefighter Mitchell Bennetts, Leading Firefighter Gonzalo Herrara and Station Officer Mike Stuart who helped restrain the alleged stabber