A group of people stand around the church; a school evidently out on a picnic, and Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny (the two life savers) jump out of their car to find out what's happening. As they arrive on the scene, one of the women there, shouts that some of the children are missing. Both Ponyboy and Johnny leap through a window in search of the kids.
Heroes: Dallas Winston, Ponyboy Curtis, and Johnny Cade. Johnny and Dallas Winston were both heroes for saving those kids in the church. Never mind that they started the fire by smoking, which was an innocent mistake. Johnny, however, is the true hero.
When Ponyboy regains consciousness, he hears sirens. He assumes that he is in a police car until Jerry Wood (who accompanies him) tells him that they are in an ambulance, and Johnny and Dally are in the ambulance behind them. Dally has a badly burned arm, but Johnny is in far worse condition, with a possible broken back and bad burns.