He didn't need his car to get to the scene; they were just 500 yards away.
"Heading off to help was exactly what Kevin and his EMT classmates were doing last Wednesday night," Sanders' brother said. "Kevin's physical presence has been taken away from us ... if by force, by fate or by divine reason that we have yet to understand. We're not sure. What is and what will never be forgotten is his joy and levity that he so freely gave to everyone he ever met."
Others were remembered as practical jokers and hunters and cowboys -- and men who weren't afraid to risk their lives to save others.
Each family told of how their relative loved being called to emergencies. How they were always the first to respond to trouble. How they didn't consider themselves heroes.
Bryce Reed said his brother was like that. Cyrus Reed died doing what he truly loved, fighting fire, Bryce Reed said. He was trying to save the lives of his fellow firefighters and emergency responders.
"But he also paid the price for you, for me, (for) strangers, simply because that is the very fabric of which Cy was woven from," Bryce said. "Cy was a firefighter, and he loved every minute of it."