Wednesday, May 18, 2011

News Advisory: Fire Chief and County Executive to Recognize “Everyday Heroes”


Fire Chief and County Executive
to Recognize “Everyday Heroes”

Local Residents Actions Save Others

Thursday, May 19, 2011
1 p.m.

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.

Because of their quick thinking, decisive action and willingness to ‘get involved,’ several people are alive today due to these extraordinary acts of courage and bravery.

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