A Philadelphia teenager (above) heroically jumped in to rescue a police officer who was injured and trapped inside his burning cruiser. 

The officer was rushing to a priority call last weekend when he collided with a pickup truck. 

After the police car burst into flames, Joe Chambers, a 17-year-old volunteer firefighter and high school senior, rushed over to help along with his neighbor.

The Instagram post below shows the burning car after the rescue.


South philly #streetgazing #graysferry #phillypolice car on fire!!!

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Chambers and the other man were able to pull the officer out through the window. The door was damaged and would not open. 

Officer Mark Kimsey, 30, was released from the hospital Monday after suffering head trauma from the airbag and burns on his legs.

The driver of the pickup truck survived and was reported to be in stable condition.

Chambers suffered minor injuries during the heroic rescue.

"He's my hero, by far," Kimsey told NBC Philadelphia. "If he wouldn't have pulled me out of that car, I'd still be sitting in it."

"I told him I owe him a steak dinner or something. I'll have to take him out."

Chambers wasn't looking for any accolades or rewards, saying he "felt great" just to see the officer was OK. 

"He said, 'I can't thank you enough.' I was like, 'You don't have to, it's fine.' I would do it any day of the week if I had to.''

Watch the report to hear from Chambers: