Karl Denton didn't hesitate before using his firefighter training to help his fellow classmates during a deadly school bus crash on I-84 in Hartford. The bus hit a car then plunged 20 feet into an embankment.
"Just training like that, it helped, it all came together and just nice to know I could help people," said Denton.
One student died in the crash. But Denton was able to help others, like A.J. Singh.
"He helped a lot of us to stay calm and be in good prep, and to stop bleeding and stuff before the ambulances arrived, so that was very helpful," said Singh.
Denton was honored by the Manchester Fire Department for his heroic efforts. His family proudly stood by his side to help pin on his medal of honor.
Written by Amanda Raus-NBC Connecticut (excerpted)