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Firefighters awarded for saving elderly couple in Carver Street house fire



MONROE, La.— A few weeks ago, on March 10, we covered a story about a couple that was saved by members of the Monroe Fire Department.

Wednesday, March 31, the Monroe Fire Chief honored the crew who pulled the couple out to safety with an award ceremony.

Randal Thompson, Fire Captain, Monroe Fire Department says, “Fire fighters depend on their training, their experience, their knowledge, and you just don’t think that much of the risk when other people’s involved. That’s just part of your job to.”

Five gold life saving medals were given by the city.

“So many times we respond to calls and they’re not real emergencies calls, but every now and then we get that one real emergency where a life is depending on our actions.”, says Terry Williams Monroe Fire Chief.

The criteria for them is facing personal hazard, saving a life without regard to personal safety while not creating an additional hazard or compromising the mission.