03/30/10 218 W - + 11 - 10 Raleigh Firefighters Honored For Saving Woman

Updating our original posting. Four Raleigh firefighters received the Firemark Award for Heroism presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance on Saturday, March 27, in a ceremony at Station 16. The award honors firefighters who best represent their communities through valor and selfless spirit by assisting in heroic lifesaving efforts.

On May 31, 2008, shortly after 3:00 a.m., Engine 16 responded to a structure fire in a four-unit townhouse on Brown Bark Place. They were first on the scene, and rescued a 55-year-old woman from her bedroom. She was resusicated on scene, recovered from the incident, and attended Saturday's ceremony. Another resident, a 89 year-old woman, was also rescued from her bedroom by other firefighters on scene. See photos from that morning.

Shown below, left to right, are Senior Firefighter Daniel Fox, Capt. Gary Amato, Senior Firefighter John Mitchell, and Lt. Donnie Wall. The ceremony included remarks from Lt. Bart Travis, who was also on scene on Ladder 16 (now Ladder 3), and who submitted the award application. Said Capt. Amato, “It was a great team effort by everyone involved, and they share in the credit.”

There's also a national award that's given, and the members of Engine 16 are automatically nominated. WRAL had a good story on this, and included the below photo. See other pictures

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Great Job Guys. Hope they keep this up just like the Code save program just wish the turnout for the was greater. Once again great job as always.
DuckEng1 (Email) - 03/30/10 - 19:40

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