Firefighters honored for heroic rescue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2014
L-R: Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation Lisa M. Borders, Sgt. Lemuel Mullins, Lt. Sherwin Brown, Firefighter Kevin Samuels and Sgt. Tyler Mallory and Atlanta Fire Foundation President Jacques Murphy. Photo provided by Atlanta Fire Rescue

L-R: Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation Lisa M. Borders, Sgt. Lemuel Mullins, Lt. Sherwin Brown, Firefighter Kevin Samuels and Sgt. Tyler Mallory and Atlanta Fire Foundation President Jacques Murphy. Photo provided by Atlanta Fire Rescue

Atlanta firefighter Clark Glass was helping to put out a house fire in March when the ceiling collapsed in on him.

Four of his fellow-firefighters saved his life.

That earned them the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s Valor Award, according to a press release from the Fire Department.

The award winners are:

– Sgt. Tyler Mallory and Firefighter Kevin Samuels from Engine 6

– Sgt. Lemuel Mullins from Truck 15

– Lt. Sherwin Brown from Truck 12

Cpt. David Ware, Truck 15, also received the Award of Merit. He directed Glass’s rescue from a ladder placed against the burning house, the press release says.

“These four men demonstrated the courage and caring that is the hallmark of any great fire department,” Chief Kelvin J. Cochran said in the press release. “As members of the brother- and sisterhood that is the fire service, we should all strive to follow the example they set on that frigid March night.”

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