Pair honored by Cabell County Commission for rescuing woman during house fire
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Two first responders have been honored for going above and beyond.
Off-duty firefighter Eli Kiser and his EMS partner Hunter Lanham were returning to the EMS station from a previous call when Kiser got an alert on his phone regarding a house fire with someone possibly trapped inside.
The two sprung into action before firefighters arrived-- heading into the burning home without protective gear.
They successfully rescued a woman, who has a disability, trapped inside.
Cabell County Commissioners recognized the two first responders for their heroic efforts-- honoring them with a proclamation.
Officials say the quick response time likely saved the woman’s life, because by the time the other crews arrived more than half of the house was already covered in flames.
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