It was a special moment Thursday night in Kidder Township as an Albrightsville resident was honored for his heroic efforts in saving the life of a complete stranger whose vehicle erupted in flames.

Steve Lilick has been a volunteer firefighter since the age of 16.

On the morning of January 9th, he was driving on Old Bethlehem Pike in Bucks County when he noticed another car smoking from the engine.

The driver erratically pulled over in front of Lilick, hitting a tree. That's when his car went up in flames.

Lilick reacted quickly, grabbing his fire extinguisher and running up to the car.

He was able to rescue the man and get him to safety.

"Everybody says I'm a hero, I'm not a hero. I was just helping a fellow man out just like any other volunteer would do," Lilick told News 13.

At Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting, Lilick was presented with a National Public Safety Medal of Valor.

He currently serves as part of the Pennsylvania State Fire Commission.