PC Sean Cannon was attending an unrelated incident when he heard shouts and could see black smoke billowing from a nearby home, where a terrified young boy had jumped out of an upstairs window. Without thought for his own safety, PC Cannon he then re-entered the burning property and rescued two frightened children from the first floor front bedroom. By the third re-entry, the smoke was dense and thick, but PC Cannon climbed to the first floor where he rescued two more children trapped in the first floor back bedroom and got them out of the house. Once outside, it became clear that an older great aunt was also in the home, in the second floor attic. PC Cannon re-entered the property for a fourth time and was able to find and escort the 59-year-old woman outside to safety.