The firefighter featured in the following video is already a hero.
He saves lives for a living. What else even needs to be said?!?
But he took a break from that vital occupation on July Fourth in order stop by the Nipomo Firefighters Association Annual Pancake.
And in order to show off his pancake-flipping skills.
Now, he's gone from local hero to national icon.
Because just look at that pancake-flipping ability!
Take note of the technique, as he uses his off-arm to halt his flipping arm about halfway up, making sure he doesn't use excess force.
This is no amateur, people.
Watch him in awe-inspiring action now: