White House Presents Two Virginia Beach Firefighters with Medal of Valor

On Wednesday, two Virginia Beach Fire personnel were presented with the Medal of Valor, the highest award that’s awarded to public safety personnel for their heroic efforts.  The presentation was made by Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.

From Tidewater news station WVEC.com:

Captain William Reynolds and Firefighter Hope Scott responded to a house fire October 12, 2010.  Two people were on the porch roof screaming that the baby and great grandmother were still inside.

The two went inside without the protection of a fire hose – a tactic known as Vent-Enter-Search.

They found the baby, not breathing, on a mattress on the floor and the 73-year-old great grandmother lying on the stairs leading to the second floor.

Both were removed from the home and resuscitation efforts started immediately. The infant has made a full recovery without any major medical issues or deficits, fire officials said Wednesday.

Read more, and see photos of the award recipients courtesy of WVEC:  http://www.wvec.com/my-city/vabeach/2-Va-Beach-firefighters-receive-Public-Safety-Medal-of-Valor-192013051.html

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  • F. Harry Stow says:

    The story Feb. 21 two fire fighters honored by White House is wrong in the headline and body of the article.
    They received the Medal of Valor. Not the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President to military for heroism beyond the call duty.

  • Thank you for the note, I’ll make the changes immediately.

    Taylor Goodman
    VAFireNews.com

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