CARVER, Mass. — The Town of Carver honored a group of first responders for their heroic efforts in saving a woman from a house fire earlier this summer.
Fire chief Craig Weston, police chief Marc Duphily and the select board presented the “Medal of Valor” and “Life Saving Award” to the honorees during a ceremony Tuesday.
Firefighter Christopher Mahoney was presented the Medal of Valor.
Firefighters Todd Sexton, Kam Murphy, John Lovendale and Matt Barrington received the Life Saving Award, along with police officers Glenn Gillan, David Heikkila and public safety dispatcher Peter Leopardi.
More than 50 call firefighters, police officers and EMS members responded to the call on the evening of July 19.
When they arrived to the home on Great Meadow Drive, fire was shooting from a first floor window with a woman trapped in a bedroom directly above on the second floor.
Carver police officers used a garden house and fire extinguisher to hold back the flames while firefighters forcibly removed the woman from the home and carried her head-first down the ladder.
The woman was taken to a hospital and survived.
“Our deepest gratitude goes out to you and every member of our public safety departments,” the town said in a statement.
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