Milford firefighters to receive Sullivan Brothers Medal of Valor

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Four Milford firefighters will be recognized for the role they played in saving three people from the September 2011 fire at the Rodeway Inn in Milford. Each will be presented with the Sullivan Brother's Medal of Valor. (Photo by Russ Mitchell)

MILFORD -- The Milford Community Fire Department has announced that four members of its department will be honored with medals for valor from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for the role they played in rescuing three people from the Rodeway Inn fire on Sept. 30. 2011.

A total of five responders statewide will be honored by Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds with the Sullivan Brother's Award of Valor at a ceremony which will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the governor's office.

Locally, the award winners include Milford Fire Department Captain Russ Bell and firefighters: Doug Heller, Josh Lieb and Casey Carpenter.

The fifth responder is Chief Bill Hook, of the Cambridge and Union Township Fire and Rescue Department who will be honored for an un-related event.

The Sullivan Brother's Award of Valor is given to peace officers, firefighters and EMS personnel, who, while serving in an official capacity, distinguished themselves by the performance of a heroic act in excess of normal demands of police or fire service, where the person was fully aware of the threat to his or her personal safety.

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