With a background in firefighting Marty Frost stayed behind in Fort McMurray to assist any way he could when the evacuation order came. He ended up rescuing dozens of pets stranded in homes when the owners couldn’t return in time.
His Facebook wall is full of thank you notes from grateful pet owners who might have lost their homes and all their possessions, but not their furry family member.
Stephanie Greene and her family had to evacuate without their puppy Max when they couldn’t return to their home to get him. All they could do was post messages to Facebook pleading for help from anyone who might be in a position to rescue Max.
Marty Frost heard the plea, but rescuing Max was not an easy job. The street signs in the Avasand neighborhood had melted and the numbering system defied logic. It took several attempts to find the right house, but he finally found it just as firefighters were on the scene and had smashed in the patio door.
Frost found Max and the family rabbit, both hungry and thirsty, but alive.
Unfortunately firefighters were not able to save the house, but that wasn’t important.
"How many people are out there like us that don't have their pet, that were praying for a person like Marty to come along and save the day?" Stephanie Greene said.
"To me, he's a real hero."