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The Original Mr. Cool

Mark Sanchez's father, Nick, a fire captain, taught him not to feel the heat

Updated: January 24, 2010, 2:57 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

A little more than 12 hours after his rescue team was told to stand down on a mission to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, Nick Sanchez's unit was placed on swift-water alert in California as brutal rains and a tornado ripped off at least one roof and flooded areas throughout Orange County, where Sanchez lives and works.

Sanchez merely put his cell phone on vibrate, waiting for the "go," (which, by the way, never came) and went to a movie ... demonstrating calm in the eye of, well, a real storm.

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