Friday, February 12th Event
Contact: Donna Bigler, 240-777-6507
Or Pete Piringer, 240-372-3749 (cell)
Local Residents Risked Own Lives to Save Others
plus Family of Triplets Re-unite with Rescuers
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Terrace Level Cafeteria, Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, Rockville
County Executive Isiah Leggett, Acting Fire Chief Richard Bowers and other officials will recognize a group of “everyday heroes” in a ceremony in Rockville. Several individuals and groups of citizens will come together to be recognized for a number of life-saving actions that occurred throughout the County over the past few months at fires and various medical emergencies.
In addition, a Bethesda family with triplets will be reunited for the first time with the firefighters/rescuers and emergency medical workers who rescued the triplets from their burning home on Jamestown Road on December 3, 2008.
Other “heroes” include a cable employee who rescued several trapped victims from a building fire at 11657 Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland (White Oak Garden apartments) using a ladder prior to the arrival of firefighters on December 6, 2008. In addition, the individuals who pulled a driver to safety from a burning car on July 26, 2008 on Burnt Hill Road near Clarksburg, and the bystanders who used an on site AED (automatic external defibrillator) to save the life of a 50-year-old who was playing a pick up game of basketball at BCC High School will also be recognized. 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.