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MCFRS News Release

For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2012

Release ID: 12-012
Contact: Scott Graham, Public Information Office
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Fire Chief and County Executive to Recognize Everyday Heroes

Local Residents' Actions Save Others

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
2 p.m.

Public Safety Training Academy 
9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, Maryland 
Front Lobby

Rockville - - - County Executive Isiah Leggett and Fire Chief Richard Bowers will recognize several “Everyday Heroes” in a brief ceremony in Rockville. Several individuals will come together to be recognized for their collective ‘life-saving’ action(s) that have occurred recently throughout the County at various emergencies.
Incidents include a contractor conducting an inspection at an extended stay hotel who heard the fire alarm sounding and quickly extinguished a fire in a unit and rescued the elderly couple who were unable to escape; the quick action of a Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission employee who noticed a house on fire and quickly alerted the occupants to the fast-growing fire and assisted them to safety; and a 16-year-old Churchill High School student who was refereeing games at a local soccer tournament when the senior referee collapsed in the middle of the field during a game. The high school student raced to the aid of the game official and, with the help of several bystanders, began life-saving CPR until paramedics arrived. Local officials from MedStar Montgomery, the receiving hospital, will also be on hand for this special recognition.

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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