Fire Department awards ceremony honors individuals for service and bravery

Fire Chief Alex Jackson will recognize 60 individuals for their service and bravery at the Minneapolis Fire Department’s annual awards ceremony. The ceremony takes place October 14 at 10a.m. at the Fire Museum, 664 22nd Avenue. Chief Jackson will present the Firefighter Attendance Award, Community Service Award, Meritorious Service Award and various other forms of recognition.

The presentation of the Meritorious Service Awards will be made to civilians who have risked their own safety to come to the aid of someone in need. Five of these awards are being issued for such acts of bravery as a teacher who saved a child from drowning at Olson Middle School, a bystander who performed CPR on a co-worker in which the victim survived, an apartment resident who extinguished a fire in another resident’s apartment, and snow plow operator who prevented a man from going back into his burning home, called 911 and even cleared snow from a fire hydrant and boulevards in an effort to help firefighters. Chief Jackson will also recognize recent promotions

Published Oct. 11, 2011