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Two Tennessee men were recognized for their quick thinking after they used a trampoline in a desperate attempt to save their neighbors whose house caught fire.,

Fernando Rivera was on his way home from work Thursday when he saw plumes of smoke filling the air, the Chattanooga Fire Department said.

The fire, which likely started in the kitchen, quickly filled the two-story home with smoke.

Several residents managed to get out safely, but two people, a man and a 19-year-old girl, were trapped inside. when the fire swept through the property.

Rivera saw the 19-year-old woman calling for help from an upstairs window and convinced her to make the terrifying leap into his arms.

After the successful catch, Rivera saw the father at another window. He grabbed another neighbor, Sam Triplett, for help.

The two men pushed a trampoline onto property near the fire, allowing the man to jump off without injuring himself.

Fire rescue services arrived moments later and brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes, the Fire Department said.

No one was injured, authorities said.

The two men posed with the family they rescued at the Chattanooga Fire Department.

“We congratulate both neighbors who stepped forward to save lives in a frightening and dangerous situation,” a spokesperson for the Chattanooga Fire Department told the New York Post. “His quick thinking, resourcefulness and bravery were remarkable.”

Rivera and Triplett received an award from firefighters to recognize their bravery.

“Fire Chief Phil Hyman presented them with Citizen Commendation Awards for their heroic actions and personally thanked them for going above and beyond in an emergency situation,” the Chattanooga Fire Department wrote on Facebook.

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Heroic Latino rescued two neighbors trapped in a fire by means of a trampoline

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