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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