Firefighters win rescue of the year award

Published: March 2, 2007 | 5660th good news item since 2003

Ten members of Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton received the Department Rescue of the Year award at the Northern Kentucky Firefighter Award Banquet, Saturday, Jan. 20.

They won the award in recognition of rescuing two people from a house fire on Vine Street in Dayton on May 27.

The members who received the award are Eric Murphy, Jennifer Duke, Dave Hauger, Robert Duke, Mike Gullitt, Jeremy Lynn, Casey Krentz, Cody Krentz, Mark Tumler, and Keith Krentz.

Cody Krentz, the youngest out of the award winners at 21, said he was surprised to receive such an honor.

“I feel proud, it is a very prestigious award,” Krentz said. “It’s an encouraging thing as a young person, it makes you want to do more.”

Krentz said the call on May 27 started out like any other fire call. He didn’t know there were people trapped inside the house, though.

“When I realized there were people in there, well, it was kind of a speechless moment,” Krentz said.

“It is a good feeling to know that those people survived,” he said.

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