Amazon driver hailed as hero for saving family from fire

An Amazon driver saved a Long Island family from a fire after seeing they were in danger while delivering packages.

Kevin Rivera, 22, was finishing his Saturday afternoon run on Bluebird Drive in Syosset when he saw a fire raging in one of the houses.

“I rushed out, because I didn’t want anyone in that house to die,” Rivera told CBS2.

Despite a language barrier, Rivera was able to evacuate the entire family, including a mother, her baby, three other children and a grandmother.

When the family saw the flames, he said, “They just started crying. They just got emotional.

Rivera also caught the family’s two dogs, a golden retriever and a smaller breed.

Rivera was proud to share his story with CBS News.
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Rivera’s selfless actions were caught on camera by neighbor Amanda Johnson, whose husband is a firefighter with the Syosset Fire Department. She shared the footage on Facebook, where she praised the driver’s intuition.

Once Rivera ushered the family out of the house, he told Jacobson, “I just told them to stay here; the firefighters are already arriving.

Amazon driver Kevin Rivera saved a Syosset family from a house fire
Amazon driver Kevin Rivera saved a Syosset family from a fire.
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“A lot of people are moving away from doing things today, and he’s been moving in that direction,” she told the Daily Mail.

“It’s pretty amazing that Kevin did that.”

Experts agree that the consequences could have been much worse. A statement from the local police department confirmed that the $1.5 million residence, which was last sold in 2021, was badly damaged and the family was relocated.

Amazon driver Kevin Rivera saved a Syosset family from a house fire
Neighbor Amanda Johnson captured the rescue on video.
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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Despite the praise reaching her — including promises from her Amazon boss that the company will do “something big” to celebrate the rescue — Rivera’s main concern is for family.

“I wanted to see if they were okay and tell them that I was always going to be there for them,” he said.

Rivera told reporters her main concern was for the family.
Rivera told reporters her main concern was for the family.
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“To be honest, I feel good that I did something,” Rivera added.

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