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Friday, April 5, 2013

LACFD: Firefighters of Fire Station 61 honored for saving toddlers life

Los Angeles County Fire Station 61 Firefighters Honored by Walnut City Council for Baby Rescue
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On March 27, the Walnut City Council recognized the five firefighters of Fire Station 61 for saving the life of a 13-month-old toddler girl who had almost drowned on February 18. Fire Captain Gil Sanchez, Fire Fighter Specialist Fred Sandoval and Fire Fighter Paramedics Cameron Bothwell, Gary Durian and David Roberts were each presented with a certificate thanking them for their actions rescuing the little girl, as well as their dedication to the city.
"You saved a kid that was right on the cusp of almost passing away and I know that's tough," said Mayor Pro Tem Tom King, who shared that he himself had once been rescued by our firefighters. "I, as a dad, can't thank you enough."
During the ceremony Fire Station 61 also received a certificate in thanks for its continued service to the City. After the presentation, Assistant Chief Dave Stone commended our personnel for their quick and professional life saving actions in the emotionally charged incident.
"As firefighters, it is very rare that we see the success of our work," said Stone. "It really makes me emotional."
Source:  The Los Angeles County Fire Department

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