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A Guy Burned His Truck Rescuing People from a Fire, So Toyota Gave Him a New One . . . and Added Burn Marks

photos via Rockstar Garage/ Wise Brother Media

Allyn Pierce is an intensive care unit nurse in Paradise, California.  And last year, he risked his life to save his patients from the Camp Fire, which was the deadliest wildfire in state history.

He used his Toyota Tundra to shuttle patients to safety when the fire spread and got too close to the hospital.  He went back and forth multiple times.  And the flames got so close, his doors were charred and his tail lights melted.

But he doesn’t have to worry about replacing it.  Because Toyota heard about the story, and decided to replace it with a brand NEW Toyota Tundra.

They made a few modifications first:  Added a heavy-duty roof rack . . . bigger tires . . . a lift kit . . . and an on-board CO2 tank.

But here’s the coolest part:  His charred doors were kind of like a badge of honor.  So they did a custom paint job for him to RECREATE the look.  And they even gave it some texture where the paint on his old truck had boiled and bubbled up.

They gave him the new truck last November, but recently surprised him with the custom paint job.  And the first photos of it just hit Facebook.  (TheDrive)  (Wise Brother Media)

{Katie’s Kitchen} Strawberry Shortcakes

Mmmm….Strawberry Shortcakes. The ULTIMATE dessert for summer…or anytime of the year. But, it just taste so good with fresh strawberries!

Start out by pre-heating your oven to 425 degrees.

Grab a mixing bowl and stir together strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.  In another mixing bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter until a thick, but soft dough forms.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls into 6 mounds onto an un-greased cookie sheet; then add a little sprinkle of sugar.

Bake your dough for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

While that’s cooking, in a small bowl whip the cream, adding a drop or two of vanilla and a teaspoon of sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

Once its finished, take out your dough and you can serve your Strawberry Shortcake one of two ways…

1. Slice the warm shortcakes in half; layer with strawberries and whipped cream, or

2. Break up one biscuit per person into big pieces into a dessert bowl and pour strawberries over the biscuit; add a dollop of whipped cream on top! YUM!

Ingredients: I got the recipe here

  • cups strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 2cup sugar
  • 1cups original Bisquick baking mix
  • 1cup milk
  • tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1cup whipping cream
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • teaspoon sugar

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  • Born and raised in Louisville Ky. with a huge group of family and friends still there! Go back at least twice a year for epic parties! Schooled at Fairdale High and Morehead St. University where I majored in Speech/Theatre and Radio/Television. Taught Theatre and English at Valley High School in Louisville for a year then moved to New York City for 15 years where I’m eternally grateful nobody had smart phones for evidence! Moved to Frederick in ’92 and have worked in Radio ever since. My son Samuel Martin is my pride and joy! Frederick has the finest people and is the best place to live in America! You are my family and I love you all!

  • Dianah Gibson’s broadcasting career has come full circle and she couldn’t be happier! Since 2007, she has been on WFRE’s morning show.

    Dianah was raised in Frederick County and graduated from Middletown High School. She attended Frederick Community College, Towson University, and received her broadcast meteorology certification from Mississippi State University.

    Dianah started her broadcasting career in Frederick. She has worked in Radio and TV in Baltimore, Washington DC, and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk area.

    She has appeared in several movies and numerous television commercials. But Dianah says the job she loves best is being a mother to her children, Lexi and Danny!

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