MCFRS News Release

Fire Chief and County Executive to Recognize Everyday Heroes

Local Residents' Actions Save Others

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
2 p.m.

Lobby Level Auditorium, Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, Rockville

Rockville - - - County Executive Isiah Leggett and Fire Chief Richard Bowers will recognize a group of “Everyday Heroes” in a brief ceremony in Rockville. Several individuals and groups of professionals will come together to be recognized for their collective ‘life-saving’ action(s) that occurred throughout the County over the past months at various emergencies.
 
Incidents include a security guard who alerted the occupants of an apartment building to a fire on the top floor which brought four alarms worth of personnel and equipment to the scene; the quick action of lifeguards arriving early at a community pool to find a 3-year-old boy unresponsive in the pool; co-workers at a construction site who quickly responded to assist their colleague after he collapsed by initiating life-saving actions and medical equipment; and, a FedEx delivery driver who came to the rescue of three unconscious elderly occupants of an idling vehicle.

Because of their quick thinking, decisive action and willingness to ‘get involved,’ several people are alive today.  In some cases survivors, victims, co-workers and family members will be present at the ceremony.

 

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