LFD crew receives Bronze Medal of Valor
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2016
A Bronze Medal of Valor on Tuesday was presented to the LaGrange Fire Department crew of Deputy Chief Willie Bradfield, Lt. Caleb Harrison, Sgt. Jon Williamson, Firefighter Randall Heard, Sgt. Lance Horne, Sgt. Josh Williams, Sgt. Chris Greathouse and Sgt. Garrett Brubaker.
“This team of responders were dispatched to a home where the owner was working under his car while the vehicle was suspended on cinder blocks. The victim’s foot was trapped between the frame of the car and the transmission, and the car was unstable,” said Eric Blackman, Chamber board chairman. “With quick action, the team utilized a combination of airbags and hydraulic spreaders to safely lift the vehicle in order to remove the victim and provide emergency treatment. The team provided oxygen, IV fluid and pain management during the transport to the landing zone to meet an Air Evac flight crew.”
Blackman said the crew was awarded “in recognition of their calm response and quick assessment in the moment of crisis.”
The Bronze Medal of Valor is awarded in situations where, during the course of an emergency, a public safety official or unit demonstrates extraordinary judgment in performance of duties.