This year during The Gentlemen Showcase, we will feature a different ordinary American citizen who exhibits extraordinary gentlemanly behavior in our Gents In Action blog series. This week we are featuring two gentlemen, David Gilstrap and Captain Rob Gabler of the Riverside Fire Department.

Last month while on their way back from training, Gilstrap and Gabler saw an elderly man feebly walking down the side of a busy highway. The two firefighters pulled over on the side of the road to assist the man and discovered that he was homeless. Given their dedication to serving others, Gilstrap gave the man his sneakers and helped him put them on while Gabler assisted the man to safety.

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This news story went viral after pictures were pictures were shared on Facebook. Firefighters don’t just save people from burning buildings; their impact is much greater than that. Regarding the Riverside community, Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhost said, “we want to let them know that we’re here for them in all aspects — not just fighting fire and emergency and rescue services. We’re here for you.” Thank you to men (and women) like David Gilstrap and Rob Gabler for their dedication to helping others.

Check back next week for another gentleman, and share your local heroes using the hashtag #GentsInAction.

 

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