MCFRS News Release
Fire Chief and County Executive to Recognize “Everyday Heroes”
Local Residents Actions Save Others
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Offices of the County Executive
Executive Office Building – 2nd Floor
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 will come together to be recognized for their collective ‘life-saving’ action(s) that occurred throughout the County at various emergencies.
Incidents include neighbors who rushed in to save an elderly couple in a Potomac house fire, a truck driver who arrived on the scene of a vehicle crash and pulled the injured driver from the burning vehicle to safety and an alert resident who spotted a distressed kayaker who been thrown from her kayak and was clinging to the branches of a tree in the frigid Potomac waters and summoned critical emergency help which ultimately saved the boater’s life.