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Firefighters and other first responders honored for house fire rescue

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2013

          One month after fire trapped a mother and her two teenage children on the second story of their La Salle home, the firefighters and police officers who saved them were being honored.The mix of La Salle firefighters, EMT’s and police officers received plaques in front of the city council Tuesday night.  Fire Chief Andy Bacidore explained how police dispatcher Brad Washkowiak guided Amanda Milton and her children over the phone while the flames grew closer to their room. 

Bacidore also thanked the police officers who arrived at the fire and the firefighters who steadied the ladder and carried the family to safety.  The mother and teens were treated for smoke inhalation.

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