Firestone Resident Honored for Assistance in Structure Fire
Firestone resident Eric Fountain was recognized at the March 28, 2012, Firestone Board of Trustees meeting for his efforts and assistance in a structure fire on Feb. 25 on Granville Circle in Firestone. Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak presented Fountain with a plaque honoring his efforts.
Fountain was the first to notice smoke coming from the garage across the street from his home and took immediate action to assist neighbors to exit their home. He then entered the garage and contained the fire with a fire extinguisher before the Fire District arrived and extinguished the remainder of the material.
“Mr. Fountain’s selfless actions directly contributed to the preservation of life,” Poszywak said in a release from the fire district. “If he had not been quick to take action, the fire would have spread to the livable spaces in the home and caused severe damage and potential harm to the occupants. We are proud to serve a community where people are willing to help each other in times of need.”
Longmont Times-Call story: Firestone's Eric Fountain praised for fighting
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