When a bus driver slumped unconscious at the wheel Irene King's swift actions saved dozens of lives and prevented a pile-up on a busy motorway.
Popping out for a pint of milk turned into an unforgettable experience for firefighter Tony Baker when he found himself face-to-face with armed robbers.
The daily school run took an unexpectedly dark turn for Julia O'Connor last year when she risked her life to save a woman from being stabbed to death.
In August 2002 AA patrolman Rick Buckley was driving round a notorious bend in North Yorkshire known as "Devil's Elbow", when he thought he'd stumbled onto the set of a movie.
A trip on the last bus home after a night on the town turned into a journey from hell for Lynsey Walters when she risked her life to save a man being viciously stabbed.
Teacher Rosanne Ainslie was enjoying a well-earned lie-in when she heard shouting from her elderly neighbour's house. She was about to risk her own life in a dramatic rescue.
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