NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A man from Nashua, New Hampshire is being honored for his heroic actions two years ago, when he helped save a woman from a burning home. 

The Carnegie Hero Fund on Monday announced that Jose Pichardo, 41, will receive the Carnegie Medal, which is given to people who risk their lives trying to save the lives of others. 

Pichardo was driving in October of 2021 when he saw a house on fire. 

He broke down the home’s front door to rescue a 97-year-old woman who was inside sitting in her chair. 

Pichardo dragged the chair to the front door, where others stepped in to help. 

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Pichardo and the woman were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Both were able to recover. 

Pichardo was one of several neighbors who jumped into action in this incident. Of them, one man, Tom Kehoe, collapsed and suffered a heart attack shortly after helping get the woman to safety. Lariana Garvis, who was also on scene, started chest compressions on Kehoe before Kehoe was then rushed to the hospital for triple bypass surgery.

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