120 Pound Teen Lifts Burning Truck Off Father With Burst Of Super-Strength After He Became Trapped

120 Pound Teen Lifts Burning Truck Off Father With Burst Of Super-Strength After He Became Trapped

We’ve all experienced adrenaline rushes. Whether it is running for your life or simply getting wrapped-up in a game of paintball, the power of adrenaline can be a real rush. However, few of us have ever felt the kind of power recently demonstrated by Charlotte Heffelmire, a petite 19-year-old woman who lifted a full-sized truck off her father to save his life.


A 19-year-old woman who saved her father in November — when she hoisted up the truck he was stuck under — was commended for her actions Thursday.

The Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department in Virginia said that Charlotte Heffelmire received a Citizen Lifesaving Award.

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Heffelmire is a US Air Force Academy student and rescued her father on November 28.

The fire department said: ‘Eric Heffelmire, Charlotte’s father, was working on his GMC truck when the truck fell, gasoline spilled, and a fire was ignited.’

Eric Heffelmire told NBC Washington: ‘The minute the jack slipped, there was an almost instantaneous, real strong smell of gasoline, and then just, whoosh!’

The local news station reported his daughter is 5’6″ tall and weighs 120 pounds.

According to the fire department, ‘Charlotte entered the garage and found her father pinned under the truck and the truck was on fire.

‘She was able to lift the truck twice to get her father free and pulled him to safety.’

Eric Heffelmire recalled to NBC Washington: ‘I felt the weight shift, and I said, “You almost got it,” and then it was just UGHHHHHHRRR, and suddenly I’m pulled out.’

The fire department also said that ‘Once her dad was out, she climbed into the truck, still on fire, and drove it on three wheels from the garage.

‘Once the truck was moved, Charlotte closed the garage doors to help contain the fire, then went into the house and got everybody out, including her sister’s baby.’

She also contacted 911 and attempted putting out the fire with a hose, according to the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.

Charlotte Heffelmire told NBC Washington: ‘If I can’t do any of the military branches, then probably just intelligence or government work.

‘Right now I’m just healing up and making sure the family is OK.’

She hasn’t gone back to the academy because she was burned and injured from the event, the news station reported.

She told Fox and Friends: ‘[I] kind of came into the garage and the garage was already on fire and really from there I kind of snapped into that whatever super mode I had at that point and kind of do what I had to do.’

The human body is amazing, isn’t it? This young woman who could probably bench-press no more than 150 pounds was able to lift a truck off of her father.

Remember this story the next time you encounter a hurdle in life and believe that overcoming it is simply “impossible.”

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